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Old 09-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Is this lighting system suitable for a fresh water planted tank?

Arcadia professional pendant luminaire system series 1
in very good condition
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twin 150w
fitted with 1 10000k and 1 20000k bulbs
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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id change the 20k bulb to 10k and your gonna have to have that fixture off the tank or it will melt plants
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Do u think I should look for a lower wattage system?
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I say get 2 6500k bulbs for it. Nemo is right the plants will die
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Even with the 6500k's?
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Even with the 6500k's?
Sorry I meant if I was to replace the current bulbs with 6500k's
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Even with the 6500k's?
Nope 2 6500 bulbs will do great. The lighting you have now is more for corals in a saltwater tank!
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i wasnt sure how avabile 6500k bulbs were lol. yeah get them and even with them it can still melt them just be carefull
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Ok cool thanks for the info guys
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