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Old 10-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Is a pink colored bulb the best for growing plants or is it a gimmick
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Funny, I've wondered same thing. They suppose to have proper k value for plants, but so does a 5-10k bulbs. Sorry I'm not helping but maybe someone experimented with the difference.
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Funny, I've wondered same thing. They suppose to have proper k value for plants, but so does a 5-10k bulbs. Sorry I'm not helping but maybe someone experimented with the difference.
I have a pink t8 bulb but it is only 15 watts which I not enough to grow plants but I like how it brings out different colors in the fish
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All pink bulbs are not created equal. High quality bulbs like ATI and Geisemann are where the best bulbs come from. Something like a Geisemann AquaFlora bulb, that happens to be pink, is an exceptional bulb, especially when mixed with a Midday to equal out the overall hue. Realistically, in a low light setup with lower end bulbs, about anything in the 'daylight' range is going to be acceptable.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:03 AM   #5
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All pink bulbs are not created equal. High quality bulbs like ATI and Geisemann are where the best bulbs come from. Something like a Geisemann AquaFlora bulb, that happens to be pink, is an exceptional bulb, especially when mixed with a Midday to equal out the overall hue. Realistically, in a low light setup with lower end bulbs, about anything in the 'daylight' range is going to be acceptable.
I also have an odyssea ho t5, that's what I would like to get a pink bulb for to see how it looks I'll check out those bulb you said thou thanks for the help
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #6
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greetings.

the only reason to me that a pink bulb could be useful to plants is because of the light spectrum it emits, which i assume the box will tell more about. this link shows the ideal spectrum for plants. http://www.akvariegoedning.dk/images...te_spekter.png
the other thing to keep in mind is that the bulb might not emit as much lumen as a regular bulb, however a regular bulb emits different light spectrums. the ideal light for an aquarium is a mix of spectrums that comes as close as possible to the linked graph.

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greetings.

the only reason to me that a pink bulb could be useful to plants is because of the light spectrum it emits, which i assume the box will tell more about. this link shows the ideal spectrum for plants. http://www.akvariegoedning.dk/images...te_spekter.png
the other thing to keep in mind is that the bulb might not emit as much lumen as a regular bulb, however a regular bulb emits different light spectrums. the ideal light for an aquarium is a mix of spectrums that comes as close as possible to the linked graph.

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Thanks for the advise, the graph will come in handy when I go to buy new bulbs
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