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Old 05-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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flora-glo T8 2,800k

I have all live plants in my 40gl, is this light going to help my plants grow? It's shows on the package for planted tanks.
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You could try the very basic of low light plants, but even then 20w on a 40g might not do much IMO and 2800K is at the low end of the spectrum for plants.

I'd suggest looking at this light which would get you in a good low to med/low light plant selection IMO. You could do a combo of 6700K, 10kK or a 10kK/Actinic combo which I just did on my 29g and it looks/works great. The blue bulb does little for plants, but it does look good .

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PlantGeek.net - Your Aquatic Plant Resource is a great site to find out about plants.
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