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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #187
> Red makes plants grow up, blue light makes plants grow bushy. It is
> that you have a different species of Vallisineria, as there are many.
> Possibly it is a contortion val or an Italian val, but I don't think
> of those is supposed to get to 42 inches! How many bulbs are there on
Only two. One Phillips Advantage 50 and one reddish GE K&B. Since daylight
is somewhere in the 6000-7000Kelvin range, I am thinking that a 5000K and a
7500 K would give a good balance.
Plants need that red spectrum, so possibly instead of replacing it
> with a blue one, could you just add a blue one? On my tank, I have two
> reddish bulbs and two "50/50" (half actinic) bulbs that give out a small
> amount of blue light.