[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Newbie plant grower
Hi everyone, I joined this for help with starting plants in my tanks.
Due to space limitations I must confine myself to two ten gallon tanks
(Sigh). I have been operating so far with the standard fluorescent hood,
one bulb 13watts. I am not able to grow anything with this except
Apontogeton ulvaceus. I want to keep everything neat and tidy because the
tanks sit in my living room. My last option would be to add another
striplight, but I have two other options that I'd like to run by everyone
first. At Aquarium hobbyist Supply (www.ahsupply.com) I found an upgrade
kit to boost my striplight to standard compact with the options of two 5000
K or 6400 K bulbs. I also found Standard Compact Electronic Bulbs made by
GE, their specs are: Fluorescent bulb, screw in socket, 700 lumens, 15
watts, a life of 6000 hours. I can fit two of these bulbs in an old
incandescent hood. In a trial run the produce a very yellow light, rather
Here are my questions:
1. Which of these systems (if any)would allow a wider range of plants a
2. Would the kit from AH produce a whiter light?
3. Is a white light achievable when growing plants?
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com