will this work

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fishgeek, 16 Jul 2008.

  1. fishgeek

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  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi andrew,
    Any light will work with plants. If we can see the light then so can the plant. The questions are do you like the color cast that particular lamp provides? Is there sufficient intensity for your size tank? Is the intensity too high for my CO2 capability? Those are the only questions you need to resolve.

    Cheers,
     
  3. fishgeek

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    do you know if this type of unit is any different to the sold to aquatics type?

    are all metal halide bulbs the same colour spectrum?
     
  4. Garuf

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    You can change the spectrum, the best metal halides if you believe the hype are ADA's because they give a nice green glow, you could always get any daylight spectrum one I'm sure.

    Try searching google for "diy metal halide pendant" there's loads of threads on sites like "nanoreef" about how to make realyl good cheap halide units.
     

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