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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #679
> From: someone
> Subject: Halogen spots
> 2) Note what was missing in the original Gro Lux
> because of cost: the red comnponent. I'm a string
> believer in incandescent suppliments to fluorescent
> lighting and am to an extent almost convinced
> Swords do better under this than just fluorescent.
> If you look at the output spectra of an incandescent
> bulb, it's like a right angled triangle, massive
> near red, lots of red, diminishing to nothing near
Going back 30 years when florescents were first getting
popular it became a common practice than to mix the
florescent and incadescent bulbs. I had in my early days
of fish keeping seen some fantasticly planted tanks that
used this combination.
> So, no, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if halogen
> spots grew great plants. You might want to add one of the
> (now cheap) Chroma 50's ($6 CDN in the local automotive
> chain, ya gotta love it) to suppliment blue though.
Today I'm a firm believer in the Croma 50's. I swicthed to them
from the Grow Lux and have noticed better plant growth as will
as like the light spectrum better opticly.