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Old 07-15-2003, 02:08 PM   #11
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Lots of research, and everyone on this site, minus you. I am not questioning your credibility, I have just never seen it
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Really? Everyone?

Well then, maybe you should visit other sites rather than only this one.

When I first got into this hobby, the general consensus was that spectrum was most important. That has changed in the last few years. I know people with only 6500k's over their frag tanks with unbelievably fast growth.

Even in planted freshwater systems, intensity wins out over spectrum everytime.
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Old 07-15-2003, 03:14 PM   #13
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planted freshwater systems, intensity wins out over spectrum everytime.
This I can attest to, but some plants could live in a bathtub...

I still feel if you dont have a lot of light, make sure its the right spectrum. I am actually about to try a 5500k bulb on a prop tank im setting up. Lets hope it works out.
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Nope, most of the time you have said that spectrum is more important, if I am not mistaken
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I am actually about to try a 5500k bulb on a prop tank im setting up. Lets hope it works out.
It'll work great! About a year ago, I had 5500k's over my tank for 6 months. The softies grew like wildfire. I had a single capnella that began self propagating right after I put these bulbs in. I now have 30-40 of them. At least 10 are the same size as the mother now.
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It is gonna be a zooanthid xenia tank mainly, because my LFS does not have either but wants them
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Your mistaken, I have always uphelp that intensity is more important than spectrum. But you should shoot for both As a matter of fact, I can't remember a post where anyone has ever stated that kelvin rating was anything more than preference, we do urge people ont to go with a 4000K bulb, but for general reef K temps, it's preference.
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