mercury vapor lights
From: Stephen.Pushak at saudan_HAC.COM
>> 3. Though I have read of some people using mercury vapor lamps, I have
>> read very little on how effective they are. I saw an ad today for a 175
>> watt mercury vapor lamp for $60, including the bulb.
> It might not be as energy efficient as fluorescent or MH but I think it
> would work. Doesn't mercury vapor have a strong single color (red?) which
> might not look too aesthetic?
If I recall Dynamic Aquaria correctly, mercury vapor lights are actually
high in the blue end of the spectrum. In my original post I was hoping to
find out if these lights would be a viable for someone that was trying to
achieve good results at the low end. I have seen these lights mentioned in
a couple of plant articles from magazines and they are also referred to
briefly in the Optimum Aquarium. I have been considering trying them for
some time now.