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Old 06-19-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Hi I found a 18 in t8 15 w light fixture for my 3 gallon fuge and wondering if it would help grow cheto
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It's the color temperature your looking for. I've used a standard fluoresce bulb at 3,000k but something in the 6,500k range should work.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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that will work or soemthign liek this would also

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Old 06-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thxs I might keep this and buy a more stronger bulb now or go for the perch light fixture
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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6500k is not stronger it just has a different light spectrum to it, its closer to the color of the suns light which is perfect for growing chaeto
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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Oh thank you I thout it meant more stronger bulb
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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well it might be slightly different in terms of PAR but thats not what you're going for, you're lookign for a full spectrum bulb that the chaeto, or other micro algaes will use to grow
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