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stevespurs 03-14-2011 01:07 PM

what lighting should i use?
 
hi guys me again ,i have a fish and plant tank with t8 lighting i have 1x daylite 18w and 1x warm lite 18w ,i would like to know what bulbs is best for my tank (t8) many thanx...

leogtr 03-14-2011 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by stevespurs (Post 618004)
hi guys me again ,i have a fish and plant tank with t8 lighting i have 1x daylite 18w and 1x warm lite 18w ,i would like to know what bulbs is best for my tank (t8) many thanx...


hey there!

just get a fluorencent light that has a kelvin rating of 6700k Daylight thats the best for growing plants! and make sure thats its atleast 1 watt per gallon and not too many watts because algae can grow really fast when your light is too powerful!!

good luck!!

Byron 03-14-2011 07:57 PM

Assuming this is the 40g "sub" tank, what you have sounds OK if the spectrum and kelvin are what "daylight" and "warm white" denote. I prefer cool white overall, but having seen your aquascape in this instance a slightly warmer white might work better. Esp if you get any "red" plants from that other thread, they will do a bit better with reddish (warm) white. Your daylight will still balance fine.


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