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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb what light

didnt get a reply in the ''lighting forum so thought id post in a more active forum

i currently Hve a elite tank with a 14w T8 15'' 38cm Aqual Glow light in it and its struck me that this new light is very blue ish and clear and my heavy planted tank looks a bit rubbish with it when im cleaning i have the lid of and use a desk lamp over the top to see and it looks great it quite an orangey light but with the vallasis it looks good giving a more realistic underwater look

When i replace it what bulb should i get istead that will make this colour as im no expert on it ? ive tried tanin black water but its no right still?

for better idea of the colour o want folllow this link showing the tank when lit up with the desk lamp https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...o=view&id=3372

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6500k looks the most natural in my opinion. The 90 gallon in my sig runs all 6500k bulbs for reference.
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