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T5HO Bulb Options
#1
Ok guys, I'm having trouble deciding which route to take on this. I've got a 36" T5HOx2 light unit that I'm trying to decide on bulbs for. If it was another one of my aquariums I'd get a Geisemann Midday and a Geisemann Aquaflora as I've had experience with them and they grow my aquatic plants well. I'm not fond of the idea of the Aquaflora though as it emits a pink/red hue which looks very unnatural. Even though I will be adding the Current Satellite LED+ Flexible Strip which might off set the colors if adjusted properly. (http://www.bigalspets.com/satellite-fres...MgodKmcACg)


The main plants will be a combination of ferns, mosses, ficus and bromeliads

Here are the bulbs I'm looking at; what combination of the two would you more vivarium experienced people recommend?:

ZooMed Flora Sun - 5,000K

ZooMed Ultra Sun - 6,500K (full spectrum light with UVA)

Geiseman Midday - 6,000K

Geisemann Aquaflora - (Who knows what Kelvin)

Coralife Daylight - 6,700K

Coralife Colormax - (I can only find the nanometer specs 350-750nm)

I'm leaning towards a Geissman Midday and a Coralife Daylight (sole reason being that the Kelvin ratings are 700K in difference thus giving a larger spectrum of light). I could go with a ZooMed Flora (5,000K) instead, but I think it might be too yellow...Again, I dunno so I'm asking ya'll...

Thanks!
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#2
Why not go with a Geismann Aquablue (around 11K)?
The white should off set the midday.

That is what I plan to do.


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#3
Just be careful to not have too much wattage. I'd stay away from HO lighting. Frogs actually hide more while exposed to bright lights.
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#4
Other than the color of the 11K's they don't do anything for the plants or frogs...

I thought HO's were the go to end all option at this point until LED's gain a little more technology and price drops...?
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Interesting read, Thanks!
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Philsuma Wrote:Just be careful to not have too much wattage. I'd stay away from HO lighting. Frogs actually hide more while exposed to bright lights.

Don't worry.... I have a plan.

Like 12% of a plan.


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