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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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T5 HO bulb Selection

I have a 6 Bulb Tek Light that will be going over a 110x (48"x18"x30").

Plants will be HC, Swords, Java Fern, Jungle Val, Chain Swords, Red tiger Lotus.

Pressurized CO2; Ferts; substrate ferts, Soilmaster Select

1) Will 6x 54W be enough to grow the above plants in my deep tank? Keep in mind that my substrate will be 3-4" deep so the actual water depth will be closer to 26-27"

2) I don't particularly care for "yellow" bulbs. At the same time I don't want it to look like a marine aquarium. Would a 50:50 combo of 6500K and 10000K-11000K lights produce the most eye pleasing result and best growth?

3) Which manufacture? Geisemann?

4) Which retailer has the best price and best service?



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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 02:39 AM
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I have a Tek 4 lamp and just bought Geisemann's. They are super - 6000k.

One of the best prices I found is here:

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And the shipping is super fast.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have a pic of the tac without the flash. I am trying to get a good idea of the look of the 6000K in case I need to add some 10000K to balance the lighting.

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