The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Bulb Opinions.. GLO- LIFE GLO vs GIESEMANN MIDDAY
View Single Post
Old 01-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
jonathan
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brooklyn NYC
Posts: 197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by niko View Post
If I understand you correctly you are asking if adding green light to please the human eye is also useful in some way to the plants.

If this is so then I think that the "middle" part of the spectrum (the one that makes the color of the light pleasing to the eye) is not completely useless for the plants. Look at all these graphs for the wavelengths that are best for photosyntesis. They all differ a little from each other. But what is pretty obvious is that between the high blue and red spikes there is also some activity. Meaning that the green light will actually be beneficial to some degree.

https://www.google.com/search?num=10....1.2V8nU0CiQGU
Yes exactly what I mean. Thank you

I currently use a colormax to supplement my red spectrum. Its a far weaker light in terms of intensity. Now I really want to experiment with that purple and mixing green. I'm just worried about intensity and usefulness. Or if its so insanely ugly, maybe I can turn it on when I leave.
jonathan is offline   Reply With Quote