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Old 03-26-2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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Benefits to Mixing 6500/6700k bulbs with 10k


I am curious if its better to have 2 matching bulbs in my light hood or if a mix would give me some better flexibility in my plant choices.

I have a 15g tank that is currently cycling. I have an Aquansun 24" hood with no bulbs currently.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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It's all about personal preference. Bulbs anywhere in the 5000-10000k range will grow plants just fine. Personally, I like a mix of 6500k and 10000k. I'm pretty sure that's a t5ho fixture, and if it is, then a mix of giesemann aquaflora and midday is a nice combo that is nice to the eye and grows plants great.
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That's what I thought. I am buying a new light hood/bulbs to make my 15g suitable for plants.
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