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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #133

In a message dated 4/24/03 4:24:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Re: Bulbs in Coralife CF fixtures
> The actinic is of no use in freshwater planted aquaria, as far as I 
> know.  Someone has even gone so far to tell me that it encourages algae 
> growth.  When I had a 50/50 CF fixture over my 75 gallon tank (something 
> that was encouraged by the know-nothings at the LFS), my water turned pea 
> soup green, and algae grew out of control on everything, despite whatever I 
> did to curb its growth (water changes, no fertilization, blocking out 
> light, cutting back feedings, etc).  As soon as I changed to a 6700K 
> daylight bulb, all my problems disappeared.  This was after a 3 1/2 week 
> bout with pea-soup water.
> Hope this helps...anyone else have thoughts on the matter?

I've used them on all 5 of my 29 gallons and I've never had that problem. In 
fact one of the 5 is even algae free! ;)

Seriously, I don't think they cause that problem, and I like the hue they 

              Gerry Skau
              All The World's A Stage, But The Play Is Badly Cast---Oscar 

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