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Re: 5500K or 6500K CF lights?
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: 5500K or 6500K CF lights?
- From: Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net>
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 19:58:43 -0400
I am making a hood for a 29g paludarium and am planning on using a
single 55W compact fluorescent light. I am wondering which would be
better to use--a 5500K or 6500K bulb? Which do the plants like better?
Which looks more natural to the human eye?
They are going to be pretty close appearance-wise. I have both 5500K and
6700K bulbs on tanks in different rooms, and if I walk between them I
usually can't really tell that there is a difference, but if I put them
next to each other then I can. In general the 6700K will appear a little
bluer, and the 5500K a bit yellower, and I think they are close enough that
the biggest factor is going to be your personal preference. Try to find a
place with both setup so that you can see them both on a system similar to
your own. Either is going to be a very good light for your tank.
I personally would probably buy the 6700K since I like the look better, but
that's just my own preference.
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