09-07-2006, 09:25 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Boston, MA
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Thanks for your picture and feedback caymandiver! I agree that any one color temerature will have its benefits and drawbacks, and that mixing color temperatures is probably the best way to go in terms of looks and plant productivity.
The 8000K All-Glass does look pretty nice though, not too blue. Has anyone mixed this with a Coralife 6700K bulb? Trying to decide what the best combination would be. 9325K and 8000K seem like it would wash out the greens of the plants, since both tend to have large red and blue outputs and very little green. The GE 9325K bulbs I have did bring out the reds in the fish like no other bulb though. Post some pictures when you get the 9325K bulbs, I'd love to see them mixed if you have a dual bulb fixture!
Gnatster: Point taken, I was refering to the spectral output though, not the color temperature, i.e. the spectral output of the All Glass matches up with the most useful outputs for photosynthesis (and I'm assuming the ADA bulb comes pretty close as well, Amano wouldn't have it any other way).