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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: USA
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Ultimately, there is no "ideal" bulb setup. Everybody has their own personal preferences on how they'd like their tanks to look.

I assume by "acentic" you are actually referring to "actinic". Actinic bulbs are generally more suited towards saltwater reefs but some people report having success using them on a flesh water planted setup. However, you would be best suited to get some dedicated 6700K lights in there if you're looking for plant growth. I would only use an Actinic bulb on my planted tank if I wanted that deepwater blue coloration.
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