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RE: lumen ratings, watts/gallon

As I recall from biology class, plants are green because of the chlorophyl
produced from photosynthesis. Maybe a resident botanist can comment further.


Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:03:04 -0500
> From: "Frank I. Reiter" <FIR at istar_ca>
> Subject: RE: lumen ratings, watts/gallon
> It seems to me that plants look green because they are reflecting green
> light rather than absorbing it, and that if green light is what they need,
> then they are the exact wrong colour to get it. (Not likely)
> Am I over-simplifying?
> Frank.
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