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    Hello, I am a Mechanical Engineer, and I am new to the world of aquariums. I am developing a automatic system with the following features: 1) Automatic fish/coral feeder controlled over the internet 2) Lighting System which can recreate a specific daylight/night pattern from any part of the...
  2. Lighting
    Hello! I have a Dennerle 60l cube with a E27 lamp above. Right now I'm using an Osram Dulux Micro Twist 23w 6500k, but I'm wondering if I should upgrade to a Ecozone Biobulb 30w. Ecozone Biobulb MAX, Extra Bright, Energy-Saving Daylight bulb, Bayonet Cap B22 30W equivalent to 150W, 2000 Lumens...
  3. Lighting
    Hello all, I have a few questions about lighting. Currently, I have 2 34W 6500K spiral CFL bulbs on my 10G tank. they are working fine, but I'm wondering what is the best as far as spectrum goes. Are the 10,000K bulbs better for growing? Also, what does full spectrum mean? Does it cover a...
  4. Lighting
    I was wondering if anybody has had success with cfl bulbs. I have 3 T8 bulbs over my 20L. I had this clip on cfl lamp and decided to use it for a 4 hour midday burst. My question is does anyone know much about the par for these type bulbs. I'm using a daylight, 1170 lumen, 18w bulb. I also...
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    sooo..plants absrb red and blue and reflect green. actinic blue light is in the blue part of the spectrum..430nm or somewhere around there...so shouldnt they work almost as good as daylight bulbs? if not..can you please tell me y (with a solid reason)
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