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Old 07-08-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Freshwater lighting question

How does 50/50 bulbs look in fw tanks?
i have acrylic tank, black background, white sand.
I want the the bright bluish look.

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Old 07-08-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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They look fine on a FW tank, but they and actinics tend to encourage algae growth a lot more than other bulbs IME.

But I do like that blue look.
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Madasafish makes a good point on the algae.
I prefer the 6500k for freshwater planted tanks.
If it is not planted the 50/50 will do fine.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:51 PM   #4
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I've heard storries of people who put 50/50 on their planted tanks and have the plants do just as good, to.
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