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Old 19-10-2006, 05:45 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Default Cheap Metal Halide lighting

In article , Bill Stock wrote:
"Richard Sexton" wrote in message
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Yes I wondered why no one was using the "parking lot" lights. They can be
had for $79 on eBay, complete with bulb.


Some people will tell you "wrong spectrum" but when you have 12,000 or
24,000 lumens hitting the water there aint no such thing as wrong spectrum.

About 10 or 15 years ago a guy here (Vinny Kitty?) saidhe was gonna try
a mercury vapour lamp. EVERYONE said it wouldn't work and that it was the
wrong spectrum.

If course eevrybody was wrong and it worked spectacularly well. The color
of light is really really unimportant. The intensity of light is all that
matters.



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