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Old 07-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #281
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I would think you would need 6 or 7. Not sure about the wattage I'd say at least 30's maybe 50's the 30's are 7 1/2 in. long so 7 would give you a 53 inch spread with a 4 in. space between lights. Mine are 10,000k and 12,000k.

So, do you think 4 blue (427 nm) 30w and 3 white (6500k) 50w would work? What does everyone think?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:56 AM   #282
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So, do you think 4 blue (427 nm) 30w and 3 white (6500k) 50w would work? What does everyone think?
Is this a reef tank if so I think I would do 10,000 or 12,000
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #283
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ihave a 38 gal column tank and several 55 gallons. they are fresh water and lightly planted. I need new lighting for all of them. My plants look pale and sick. What would you recomend>? thanks in advance
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I think you would need something in the 6500k range for planted aquariums maybe someone has other opinions about what range you would need.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:09 AM   #285
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6500k is preffered by plants and just remember the deeper the tank the higher the output needed to get decent light penetration
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:03 PM   #286
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3000k-6500k is best for plant growth.

the red colour is present near the 3000k-4000k range which hydroponic growers of a certain smokable "vegetation" have great results with.

you could always get 6500k floods and accent with smd 50/50 strip lighting in rgb ( red,green,blue)which is remote controlled and virtually has the ability to output any colour you could think of.

Or you could even get rgb remote controlled floods.
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Hey Audi how your lights looking with those big 50's
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #288
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before i order

would these work for me? 55 gallon i figure 2,.or do you think 3
and the 38 column 1 or 2? thanks
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Is this just for fish or corals also
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they are fresh water with live plants. So far mostly lower light ones. thanks !
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