[Wet Thumb Forum]-What bulb to get? - DIY Aquarium Projects - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > DIY Aquarium Projects

DIY Aquarium Projects For those that are handy or looking to save some money, discuss your DIY aquarium projects here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2004, 07:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 0
iTrader Ratings: 0
WolverineFan is a regular member
Default

I am in the market for a 96w square pin bulb for my new fixture to replace the actinic bulb it came with. I asked about 6700k vs 10000k on another forum, but the replies centered around appearance rather than which is best for plant growth. Rex recommended a 10000k but one companies website recommended a 5000k or a 6700k as being best for plants. The bulb I am going to keep is a dual 6700k/10000k. Should I get another one of that type? I am really confused on this issue.
WolverineFan is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 12-30-2004, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 0
iTrader Ratings: 0
WolverineFan is a regular member
Default

I am in the market for a 96w square pin bulb for my new fixture to replace the actinic bulb it came with. I asked about 6700k vs 10000k on another forum, but the replies centered around appearance rather than which is best for plant growth. Rex recommended a 10000k but one companies website recommended a 5000k or a 6700k as being best for plants. The bulb I am going to keep is a dual 6700k/10000k. Should I get another one of that type? I am really confused on this issue.
WolverineFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2004, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 0
iTrader Ratings: 0
imported_russell is a regular member
Default

i am running a 6700 96 watt on my tank, and my plants love it.
imported_russell is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-30-2004, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 0
iTrader Ratings: 0
Margolis is a regular member
Default

from everything I have learned, bulbs around the 6500-6700 range are the best for freshwater plants.
Margolis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > DIY Aquarium Projects > [Wet Thumb Forum]-What bulb to get?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1