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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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anybody use Aqueon bulbs?

Just wondering if anybody has any comments on the T8 aqueon bulb line? They have two I'm wondering about the floromax and the daylight. I'm looking for something a little brighter than the lifeglo (6700 K)I have on the tank now. I can't find a K rating for the floromax but the daylight is 8000 - is this too high a k rating for planted tank?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 12:21 AM
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You'll be fine with 8000k I've frequently used 10,000 k in my tank just to balance out the yellowness on the lower rated bulbs.

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Plants should be OK depending on coverage. If tank is deeper than 12in it certainly will be better
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I recently bought the Aqueon T8 8000 at Petsmart to go in a twin tube shoplight. The other bulb is a Phillips T8 6500. I originally had two of the Phillips in, but the light looked too yellow to me. (I have a lot of tannins in my tank). I like the 8000 a lot.

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