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Old 12-15-2004, 01:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Amy Parker:
is that true? Actinic blue bulbs are for saltwater? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yes, that is true. Those lights strips are mainly intended for reef use, where the corals need that blue spectrum of light. For a freshwater plant tank you will need to replace the bulbs with some around 6500k or so.

I still think you should have gone with a metal halide pendant suspended over the tank. Hex tanks are perfect for a single pendant. But hey, we'll keep our fingers crossed that you can get enough light out of the strip you bought.
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