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Re: 96w compact fluorescents
On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Todd wrote:
> Thanks for the info. So how many and what kelvin would you use for a
> water depth of about 18"? 2,3 or 4, and 5500k, or 6700k?
For *me* it would depend on the size of the tank. (I read my e-mail
"stateless" these days, so I don't know the context unless it's quoted.)
For something between 20 and 55 gallons, I'd shoot for 2-4 watts per
gallon irregardless of depth. For smaller tanks than this, more. For
larger tanks, less. Seems counter-intuitive, but there you go. See
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Tech/Lighting/ for more details about it.
Color temp? Eh, both have worked great. So have 4100K home depot T-8
tubes. I don't think it matters. Get what you like looking at.
erik at thekrib dot com