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post #108 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Troxey View Post
Another Aquaticlife question. The dual-lamp freshwater fixtures ship with a 6K bulb and a roseate bulb. Would removing the roseate and replacing with another 6K or 10K bulb affect the PAR value either way?
I'm having exactly the same doubts... Specially cause the mixtures of bulbs seems to be less intense then with 2 6k bulbs... On the other hand the roseate is supposed to work on a more appropriate wavelengh for photosynthesis. Would be cool to figure how this balances out... Hoppy!! Can the roseate bulb be less intense to the human eye, compared with a 6k bulb, but have the same strengh in par usable by the plants??
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