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Bulb and Aquarium We are banning the bulb too vibgyor79
We plan to replace all our incandescent bulbs with CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp) in our house. But what about the aquarium?
Do the aquarium plants & fishes require yellow light (from the bulb)? Can we use the white light from the CFL?
You should really use a grow-light, incandescents generate light in the red spectrum. Clorophyl generating plants require a good deal of blue light spectrum to grow well. If the CFL generates a balance light, that is, light temprature near 5000K, it should be a decent substitute. maccas
I believe fluorescents will be better than incandescents, well you can grow plants under fluorescents, metal halide and sodium vapor but not incandescents.
Fluorescents are awesome for plants & fishes. For plants, mix the blue & red spectrum fluorescents ("soft white"=red, "daylight"=blue) for best results. BillyS
With a planted aquarium (another hobby...) you really need fluorescent bulbs (coral aside). I've got a small tank with 55 watts and a super reflector. It's like staring at the sun. [ edited by: BillyS at 2:18 am (utc) on May 5, 2007] [ edited by: lawman at 9:02 am (utc) on May 5, 2007] [edit reason] No Urls Please [/edit]
Salt water or fresh water aquarium? If salt, use an acentic. vibgyor79
Now if any of my babies die, I'm going to sue you all.