12-16-2010, 05:29 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
| | Fluorescent vs. incandescent
Many hardy aquatic plants are ok with 10 watt fluorescent bulb isn't?
I mean both hardy and regular aquatic plants are ok with 10-13 watt fluorescent bulb?
I have 10 gall tank, I have 2 opening bulbs on my fixture, what is the best bulbs for my plants?
Still, the same plants I showed on my previous thread.
*And..should it warm or cold/daylight?
*** I ask this question to yahoo answer and I get this answer:
An incandescent light fixture for a ten gallon tank is superior to the tube type florescent fixtures. Instead of tubes or incandescent bulbs you use two compact florescents (twisty bulbs) in a Daylight or if you find them, a plant light spectrum.
With two tube lights, you will only reach about two watts per gallon, sufficient for low light plants. Stick with Cryptocorynes, Java fern, Java and other aquatic mosses, and other low light plants.
Replace the tube bulbs every six months because even though they still emit light, the human eye cannot detect the change in lumens and spectrum that means it no longer produces the intensity and spectrum the plants need and begins encouraging algae instead. That's another advantage of the twisty bulbs. They produce a steady light source for a year or more and then they die.
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