which bulb?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2004, 05:05 AM   #1
tikbalang
Algae Grower
 
tikbalang's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 25
Default

i have a big boy lighting case, capable of 2 bulbs.

currently it holds 1 40w pink bulb, do i need to replace this one?

i'm planning to add arcadia plant grow bulb, is this ok?

i also have a submerge 25w 6500K resun blub.

my setup currently is low maintenance planted tank. 75gal capacity. discus and neolamp brichardi are the main inhabitants. plus butterfly pleco and panda cory as cleaner.

plants are anubias barteri narrow, anubias congensis, jave fern dwarf, java moss, and windel0v.
__________________
the fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh.
tikbalang is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-16-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

I'm guessing the pink bulb you have is a bulb that came with the canopy you purchased. Many manufacturers include these "beauty lights" to help enhance the appearance of fish after upgrading from incandescent to fluorescent lighting.
The Beauty Lights generally make pretty decent plant bulbs, having some good red and blue output, with little yellow/green output. I'm not familiar with the Arcadia Plant Grow bulb you mentioned, but I'd be willing to bet you wouldn't notice much of an improvement in plant growth (with the exception of the first week - during which initial lumens output is generally around 50% brighter than mean lumens throughout the rest of the life of the bulb).
If the plants are growing well with the low levels of light you have now, I wouldn't worry about switching bulbs back and forth. Adding an additional bulb might help, though, and shouldn't require the addition of high-tech/high-maintenence equipment.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2004, 09:20 AM   #3
tikbalang
Algae Grower
 
tikbalang's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 25
Default

thanx for the reply.

but i decided to add a 40w daylight slim bulb to complete the 2x slot of the big boy lighting case.
__________________
the fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh.
tikbalang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ODNO Question GDominy Lighting 14 04-07-2004 09:34 AM
Effect of Changing Bulb Temp g8wayg8r Lighting 3 03-30-2004 09:42 PM
screw in flourescent bulb questions Toyman321 Lighting 12 03-01-2004 11:31 PM
Help ID light bulb alindo Lighting 1 02-28-2003 06:05 PM
Bulb replacement recs? eds Lighting 1 02-21-2003 01:06 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012