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Fisherjoe 08-09-2012 05:46 PM

What bulbs shoul I get?
 
Am in the process of getting a 4 bulb t5HO light fixture.

This will be placed over a planted tank.

With all things aside, i am given the options of three types of bulbs 6500k 10,000k and acintic.

What would be my best choice in terms of these bulbs?

All 4 6500k?
2 6500k and 2 10,000k?

I would like to hear peoples opinions please :)

adammorrill 08-09-2012 05:53 PM

I have a 2 bulb T5-ho fixture and I have 1 6500k and one 10000k and my plants do fine. I was told by an experienced member on here that with those bulbs it doesn't matter what combination you get, it's just your preference.

Fisherjoe 08-09-2012 05:55 PM

Are you happy with the colour that is produced? Does it give a natural look to the tank?

adammorrill 08-09-2012 06:23 PM

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Yah I like the look of it, here is a picture of the tank. Sorry its not that good, but maybe you can get an idea of what the lights look like. Also, if you want more natural, I think the 6500k looks more like natural sunlight.
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Super_Blueberry 08-09-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by adammorrill
Yah I like the look of it, here is a picture of the tank. Sorry its not that good, but maybe you can get an idea of what the lights look like. Also, if you want more natural, I think the 6500k looks more like natural sunlight.

Awesome tank. I love the retaining wall on the left.

adammorrill 08-09-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Super_Blueberry (Post 2065633)
Awesome tank. I love the retaining wall on the left.

Thank you

Fisherjoe 08-09-2012 09:23 PM

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This is the tank the new lights will be going on. Mostly sword plants.

adammorrill 08-10-2012 01:55 AM

Really nice tank you got there!!! You selling any large swords?

mohican 08-10-2012 10:03 AM

IMO, I would steer clear of acintic. As stated, any combination should work. Generally, the higher k value will give a bright white look and lower k value give a more natural look. This color may look a little yellow / tea color look.


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