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Old 09-14-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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VHO Bulb

I have 2 VHO bulb came with a tek light fixture that was previously used on a SW tank from the seller. The marking was gone, so I can't see what kelvin temp (Seller didn't remember either). It looks like pink color bulb after turning it on. Are these bulb useful for planted tank? I seemed to get some black hair algae growing on the leaves after using for a couple weeks. Will higher kelvin bulb cause algae problem anything more than 10000K?
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Yes. Generally higher kelvin bulbs cause algae problems in freshwater tanks. 10000k or 6700k are what is usually recommended. Pink sounds like colormax..?
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