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Re: Green light/NA Fluorescents


>Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 08:37:34 -0400
>From: "K & A, P.A." <kapa at netrunner_net>
>To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
>Subject: Re: Green light/NA Fluorescents
>Hi All:
>First off, for anyone interested to learn more about photosynthesis in
>an aquatic environment, I recommend you look at a new book called
>Aquatic Photosynthesis.  It is somewhat technical, but with a little
>patience you will learn a lot.  Please email me for the book info.
>On the NA fluorescent lighting, I thought I would post the reasons ADA
>uses the high blue/green lights.  Sufficient light must get down to the
>foreground plants, blue/green light does this best.  "NA lamps are a new
>type of fluorescent lamps best suited for aquatic plants.  With high
>light intensity with increased blue part of the spectrum, NA lamps
>penetrate deep into the water column and hence providing sufficient
>light to the foreground plants.  Additionally, NA lamps make the aquatic
>plants look brighter and emphisizes the clarity of the water and
>perspective of your layout."
>Folks, I am not a scientist.  However, I have kept plants for about 15
>years.  I've tried every kind of light over an aquarium as have many of
>you.  NO other lamp brings out the color of plants like these lights.  I
>have taken the best pictures of my tanks using these fluorescents.  The
>water looks crystal clear, the reds look very red and the greens jump
>out at you.  I've had no problems with high light plants like R.
>macranda nor with small foreground plants like glossostigma.  Of course,
>just my opinion.
>Art Giacosa
>Miami, Florida