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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Best T8 15wt bulb?

I'll be setting up a rimless 10gal, low light, tank. I just need to know a couple of experiences with bulbs? Any brand better then the other? Or just any bulb around the 65k-8k range will be fine? The buld in the fixture right now is almost as old as me. So, I dont even know if the fixture will work, but in the mean time what bulbs do you guys suggest?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 02:00 AM
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i use a cl 20k bulb in my 15w strip resun
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 02:27 AM
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6500k to 8000k is best for plants, 20000k is for reefs
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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ANy particular brand in the 65-8k range better then another?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 05:37 AM
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seems to be working fine for 1.2wpg. i figured the 20k will actually shine thru the water deeper.

but yea guess your right 65k is the most used planted light with generally good effects.

i have no soil sub,no c02 and my crypts are thriving!!
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I guess any brand will work? As long as its within the proper plant range then?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 04:47 PM
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no brand really doesnt matter. your plants wont know
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