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Old 05-05-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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lighting questions?

i wanted to know what kind of lights are best for plants above or below water? auctinics or full spectrum
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Full spectrum in the 6,000K to 10,000K range are generally considered best for plants AFAIK. Within that color range its really a matter of preference.
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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I agree with Steve 100%. Actinics provide very little photosynthetically useful radiation and are thus not very good plant bulbs - but they do look cool
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oohhh because on the box for coralife actinics it says "ideal for saltwater, reef, and freshwater plants.
guess its problably for marketing though.
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th 10,000K that comes in there too is what's good for the plants.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:27 PM   #6
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what the actinic or the full spectrim
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