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Old 11-07-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Whats the best color temperature for plants growth and fish visuals?


I have a hood that i can fit two bulbs in it
Either two of the same or each different
What are your opinions?



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6700k
8000k
8500k
10000k

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Old 11-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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SunPaq Daylight 6700K
SunPaq Dual Daylight 6700K/10000K

I think Dual Daylight will be the best because it has both 6700K and 10000K, which gives you the best plant growth and looks. Actinic is only for saltwater.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
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I would get the 6700k, current usas bulbs tend to be very blue IMO.

How many tubes does your tank require?
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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Another vote for Dual Daylight (6.7K and 10K). I think it's a very pleasing combination to the eye. However, I will add the caveat that I'm not sure it's the best for growth. Plant-specific bulbs usually appear more pinkish.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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I currently use an 8 bulb t5 ho fixture. I run 4-6700k 3-10,000k and 1-20,000k and i really like the way it looks. The 20,000k was kind of a random decision, but since i added it the transparent fins on my angel fish have had a lot more visible color.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:55 PM   #6
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GE 9325K....
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:14 PM   #7
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GE 9325K....
X2 if it's an option for you.
I wish they made these in 96 watt PCs
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #8
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:20 AM   #9
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6700k/10000k looks great
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:57 AM   #10
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If it's a 55W PC bulb, there is none better than the GE 9325K.


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