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Old 03-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
Look through this thread it will address all of the concerns you have. also look at the links within the thread. with leds you can do even better than a T5.
Yeah, but that is a lot of different colored LEDs, LOL! Would be a very expensive and hard to build fixture.

Plus note that high CRI isn't necessarily good. I did try some 97CRI fluorescents that everyone raved about on photography forums once. And I was completely unimpressed, even after a month to let my eyes and the plants adapt. Even common low CRI 6,500K bulbs looked better.

So I save the high CRI bulbs for photography and Stef's art area. And use bulbs in tanks that look best to me, even if they exaggerate colors and have horrible CRI.
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