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Re: CF bulbs
I have this same light (110W, 9325K) on my 38 gallon tank. I bought it
because I found a good deal on it, too. I have found it to be perfectly
fine, both for growing plants and tank aesthetics. When the bulbs need
replacing, I plan on getting a lower Kelvin bulb. No sense spending the
money now. The tank has been running for less than 3 months. As I went
through assorted algae outbreaks, I initially had some worries about the
high Kelvin light growing more algae than normal (there were some posting
about this in the archive). I have finally cleared up my algae problems,
so I no longer think the color of the light had anything to do with
it. Just took perseverance with manual removal, lots of water changes, and
finally 3 wonderful SAEs finished it off. This is my first planted
tank. I have noticed that some plants grow long and leggy. I don't have
enough experience to know if this is normal, or related to the light color.
>A LFS gave me a good deal on a 110W high output CF in
>exchange for plants & some cash. The problem is the lamps are 9325 K.
>Should I use as is or maybe change 1 lamp to a 5500K? Or should I change
>both? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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