08-01-2011, 07:55 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
| | Re: Color Temperature
I've been using Marineland's "reef ready" LED s. For about 7 months. Very bright natural color with slight washout since there is little/no red output. Ive realized that some species do awesomely well, while others mediocre. Supposively, stem plants won't elongate without red...not true. Only kompacta has stopped vertical growth. Others like Wisteria,ludwigia, dw hairgrass, dw sagg, and baby tears with crazy growth.
I switched cuz I was tiring of the "BULBS". The ML doublebright is in the 6000 k range, but not bright enough for my deep tank...so I went with the 10,000k reef-ready. Personally, I will not use flo bulbs again.