I understand that but I was wondering how i can get a good balance for the plants, should i have all my bulbs have a high CRI ?
Having a good color rendering index is merely for the viewer - their preference. The plants see the spectral output of the light from 400nm to 700nm; not the color of the bulb.I understand that but I was wondering how i can get a good balance for the plants, should i have all my bulbs have a high CRI ?
I've had good results witht the Current SunPaq Dual Daylight bulbs (10,000K/6700K). While not 9325K, I do like the color and plant growth I get from these bulbs. The coating holds up well, and I can get over a year on these bulbs with an 11 hour photoperiod being used.What other 55w/65w 4-pin straight biax bulbs are you other members using????
Here's a good Light! I've seen how it works.I came here to research lighting for this tank and my new one. I heard so many good things about the GE 9325K here that I decided to replace my bulbs with those. So, at the advice of many here I ordered one of those and 1 Coralife Trichromatic (6500K, I think).
The difference is incredible. Thanks guys!
(sorry...the pics are a little blurry...but you can see the lighting difference)
I myself like a white light so I have found that mixing bulbs is best for achieving this as well as for providing the proper spectrum of light for plants.Hey Newt thanx for all of your comments. I have one for you. I have 65 gallon tank and I have a 48" Catalina 4 light bulb fixture of t5HO. I'm running three 6700k light bulbs. Should I add a fourth bulb as 10k bulb to get a broader spectrum or take out one of the 6700k and add a 10k? What combination will work best given what I have to get the best mix of light for my plants? I have a little bit of everything in there.