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sailor
02-09-2008, 04:32 PM
Does the water clarity have any effect on a bulbs performance. I was thinking of getting different bulbs than the stock bulbs in my hood on my 55 gal tank as I am delving into real plants. I have a fair amout of malaysian drift wood that has turned the water a little tea coloured. Would this have any effect on the bulb's performance.

Thanks
Sailor

sailor
02-10-2008, 12:51 AM
Bump.......

Incredulous_Ed
02-10-2008, 01:22 AM
wont really affect the light hitting the plants so much, unless itis REALLY dark.

gm72
02-10-2008, 06:30 PM
I don't know, Ed. Light going through colored water, to some degree, will absorb certain color spectrums in different amounts. Discolored water in any amount should, in theory, at least change the light hitting the plants.

cocoa_pleco
02-10-2008, 06:37 PM
wont harm it much