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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 06:42 PM
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Hi The plant and aquarium lightd are very good for growing plants BUT bad for viewing. They are around 3000k in temperature but are strong in the far ends on the non visible spectrum. The green yellow part of the spectrum does not help plants grow,they reflect most of it. If you were able to retrofit a two bulb ballast use one P&A bulb and one sunshine bulb.(home depot has some electronic ballasts)That will boost your plants growing ability and provide much nicer viewing..

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with pressurized c02 jebo 828 , 9w turbotwist uv. up-aqua co2 atomizer16/22
& small yoyo and striata loaches and praecox rainbows.
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