I currently have the 8000k CF bulbs in my All-Glass lighting. It looks good, but i'm not impressed with how washed out it makes the reds in fish. I just ordered some GE 9325 bulbs today, so hopefully I'll be happy with them.DJKronik57 said:So has anyone tried an 8000K bulb? I know ADA makes them but I don't have that much cash laying around (i.e. I'd have to buy a totally new fixture because of the pin arrangement. Stupid competing standards), but I found out that All Glass makes an 8000K 55/65W bulb that fits into my Coralife fixture. I've heard 8000K is "optimal" and if ADA uses it there has to be some benefit, even if it is just in viewing the tank.
Here's a link to the Coralife bulb and light output graph (looks like it lines up with the earlier mentioned wavelengths needed for plants):
All-Glass Aquarium - Aquarium Lighting
Oh and, anyone know what 55/65W means? How is it both?