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Re: [APD] Lighting Question

aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com wrote:
> Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 18:10:54 -0500
> From: "Jeff Britton" <jwbrit at gmail_com>
> Subject: [APD] Lighting Question
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Hello! I am new to planted aquariums, though I have been running marine/reef
> tanks for a couple of years. I have a 49gal freshwater tank, at 3ft deep. I
> have not started to plant it yet. For lighting I have a 400 watt metal
> halide pendant, that currently has a 10,000K bulb in it that I originally
> planned to use on a reef tank. I am worried this is too much light. I think
> it being so blue will help, and I can position it higher above the tank. Any
> thoughts? Do I just have to be selective on the plants I select? Thanks!
Another thing that will help is limiting the photoperiod.  I have a 
friend with a gorgeous ADA tank who runs a strong metal halide for about 
six hours and just enough fluorescent light to see the tank for the rest 
of the photoperiod.  I don't think the color temperature will matter.  
Algae does fine under blue light.

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