Lighting suggestions please

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Vase, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. Vase

    Vase Member

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    Hey,

    I could really use some lighting suggestions please. I need three suitable 150w MH bulbs and two, 58w T8's to replace the ones currently in my MH luminaire. I'd like the T8's to bring out the reds and blues in the fish and plants without making the tank look pink.

    I've been looking on lampspecs but its hard to find something if you dont know what you are looking for. Could someone point me in the right direction please?

    Cheers ;)
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Check out JamesC awesome expose on lighting colors. http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=555

    The data is for T5 but can be applicable to T8. Grolux or Triplus are pinkish bulbs best used in conjunction with other daylight colors to avoid turning the entire tank pink.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Vase

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    I had a good look on that site but trying to navigate it is like trying to thread a needle while wearing mittens! Loads of the bulbs only seem to be available in minimum quantities of 6.

    Not only was I looking for two 58w T8's for my MH but also for three 38w T8's for my other tank, that I've just refurbished.
    Oh and some MH bulbs :?
     

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