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Old 12-04-2005, 08:02 AM
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Default Coralife 50/50 10000K/True Actinic 03 Blue for Freshwater

Hello folks: I'm getting back into the hobby after a 15 year vacation.
Starting a 55 gallon tank with dwarf cichlids and tetras. Just ordered a
bunch of plants for it. (Java, Corkscrew Val., etc) I also bought the
above lamp, but now see that it's (seems) to be for sal****er. Will my
plants have a hard time with this light? Perhaps I'm worrying about
nothing. However, I'd like to do this right and if someone could recommend
a better replacement bulb from coralife I'd but it. Thanks for the info!



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Old 12-04-2005, 09:25 AM
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Mr. Zee wrote:
Hello folks: I'm getting back into the hobby after a 15 year vacation.
Starting a 55 gallon tank with dwarf cichlids and tetras. Just ordered a
bunch of plants for it. (Java, Corkscrew Val., etc) I also bought the
above lamp, but now see that it's (seems) to be for sal****er. Will my
plants have a hard time with this light? Perhaps I'm worrying about
nothing. However, I'd like to do this right and if someone could recommend
a better replacement bulb from coralife I'd but it. Thanks for the info!


If you can find it, Coralife makes a Nutrigrow Plant flourescent lamp
with a temperature of 6700K. The Trichromatic with its 6500K
temperature and 94 CRI would be a close second - I really like good
trichromatic bulbs for plant tanks. Spectramax (also 6500 K), ColorMax,
or Day-Max would also work.

50/50 bulbs are really designed to look like the sun about 30 feet down,
at reef depth. They have a pronounced blue cast that makes freshwater
look odd. They also put out actinic and UV light that is not very
useful to your plants.

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Hello folks: I'm getting back into the hobby after a 15 year vacation.


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Old 12-04-2005, 03:27 PM
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Yes I see the blueish cast...I'll try and find the light...Thanks very
much...


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Mr. Zee wrote:
Hello folks: I'm getting back into the hobby after a 15 year vacation.
Starting a 55 gallon tank with dwarf cichlids and tetras. Just ordered a
bunch of plants for it. (Java, Corkscrew Val., etc) I also bought the
above lamp, but now see that it's (seems) to be for sal****er. Will my
plants have a hard time with this light? Perhaps I'm worrying about
nothing. However, I'd like to do this right and if someone could
recommend a better replacement bulb from coralife I'd but it. Thanks for
the info!

If you can find it, Coralife makes a Nutrigrow Plant flourescent lamp with
a temperature of 6700K. The Trichromatic with its 6500K temperature and
94 CRI would be a close second - I really like good trichromatic bulbs for
plant tanks. Spectramax (also 6500 K), ColorMax, or Day-Max would also
work.

50/50 bulbs are really designed to look like the sun about 30 feet down,
at reef depth. They have a pronounced blue cast that makes freshwater
look odd. They also put out actinic and UV light that is not very useful
to your plants.

--
__ Elaine T __
__' http://eethomp.com/fish.html '__

rec.aquaria.* FAQ http://faq.thekrib.com





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