lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jonboy8465, 3 Aug 2008.

  1. jonboy8465

    jonboy8465 Newly Registered

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    Are Aqua one lights ok for a planted tank? can they be upgraded for ones that are? thanks for your help.
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Any light can be used for planted tanks. The question is: Does the color rendition look good to you?

    Cheers,
     
  3. jonboy8465

    jonboy8465 Newly Registered

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    Hi thanks for your reply. I thought it had to be a special bulb with the right colour spectrum for feeding the plants. so are the bulbs sold for plants the ones the manufacturers think are the best colours?
     
  4. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    colour temperature makes no difference to the plants whatsoever.. its purely down to your own personal preference. :) dont beleive the hype that all the manufacturers ram down our throats. We've tried and tested.
     
  5. jonboy8465

    jonboy8465 Newly Registered

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    Thanks for your replys. just 1 more question the bulbs I have are 11w can i change these for something bigger or is the controller only able to control 11w?
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Normally, the output of the ballast should match the bulb rating, however higher rated ballasts can drive lower rated bulbs. The reverse typically isn't possible. If you want to increase the light and use higher rated bulbs though you should use a higher rated ballast.

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  7. jonboy8465

    jonboy8465 Newly Registered

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    Thats what I was expecting just thought i would check. many thanks for your help.
     

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