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Bulb and Aquarium

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4:55 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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?

6:04 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.
6:25 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I believe fluorescents will be better than incandescents, well you can grow plants under fluorescents, metal halide and sodium vapor but not incandescents.
7:09 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Fluorescents are awesome for plants & fishes. For plants, mix the blue & red spectrum fluorescents ("soft white"=red, "daylight"=blue) for best results.
2:16 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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]

3:06 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Salt water or fresh water aquarium? If salt, use an acentic.
6:10 pm on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Fresh water.

Now if any of my babies die, I'm going to sue you all.

 

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