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fish14162001
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PostSubject: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/22/2012, 7:49 pm

I recently purchased a Aquaticlife T5 light. how important is the "rose" colored light?
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/22/2012, 9:40 pm

not sure, rose color.... do you know what specturm it is. did you buy this light for just normal freshwater or for plants. plants love red so it's more of a plant grow bulb.
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/22/2012, 11:49 pm

It came with the light. came with one 6,000k and one 650 nm bulb
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/22/2012, 11:49 pm

yes it is for a planted tank
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/23/2012, 8:56 am

Where did you get it and was it a good price? I need a new light for some plants.

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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/23/2012, 10:00 pm

then it will work that 650nm seems more of what i think would be a reef/salt water bulb.


hey kory check out fishneedit.com and odyessa have improvened and got a lot better. calina is also another good brand.
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 7:03 am

the red spectrum is important for plant growth, blues keep plants healthy while the white simulates sun light keep in mind while the red is important they can also promote nuisance algae growth, a good way to keep that from happening is having enough plants to consume the excess nutrients in your tank.The Roseate lamps closely match the chlorophyll absorption peak in the red spectrum to enhance plant growth. The 6,000 K lamps include peaks in the blue and red spectrums that also match the chlorophyll absorption while enhancing fish color. congrats on the Aquatilife fixture they are very well made lights. if you are unsure about your lighting needs for your planted tank contact Dave at Aquaticlife he's a great guy and very helpful. Aquaticlife usually uses stock bulbs that are already in the light for your application when purchased new. I hope that helps a little I'm not a planted tank girl but I do use the same type application when starting and growing seedlings indoors to get a jump on my vegetable gardens each year....good luck!


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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 9:07 am

aquatrader is another cheap light dealer, but from some review they suck in customer service.
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 9:22 am

Have you got anything from them?

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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 9:24 am

buy cheap buy twice.

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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 9:31 am

No, not yet. I've been thinking of upgrading my lighting for my 75 but can't decide on which fixture. My plants are doing great with no algae issue so do i really need to miss with a good thing just for the sake of getting something new?
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 9:40 am

cwhip, you’re so right. Everything is going toward LED but they are so expensive for plant use so right now buy cheap fixture so when it does break down the road the LED should be more reasonable.
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PostSubject: Re: T5 light   T5 light Icon_minitime2/24/2012, 10:05 am

what is considered cheap I am getting ready to place lights in my new aquarium

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