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Best Lighting for Aquarium plants
OK, so noone wanted to take a crack at my "flat cryptocoryne" question.
Maybe you all _like_ your crypts flat, I don't know.
I did some reading about lights on the Krib and read Richard Sexton's
article on "Artificial Lighting" of aquaria and he suggests that, if you
are using fluorescents, a mixture of the folowing is best:
1 plant light (such as regular Gro Lux)
2 wide spectrum plant lights (such as Gro Lux WS)
1 Chroma 75 or equivalent (such as VitaLite 75 = 7500K)
This involves 4 tubes, which is what many of today's fixtures
Does anyone have comments on this setup? It is pretty different from my
current one, which consists of 4 Trichromatics (Corallife). I agree that a
mixture of lights is a good idea, but what is the best mix? I might add
that in one tank I have primarily "stem plants", and in another, all
non-stem plants. The non-stem plant tank has the flat crypts.
Thanks for any thoughts,