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    i have a Aqualight 65W CFL and was wondering if this is ok for a 29g tank that i plan on keeping some plants in?

    the bulb is 10k and i'm guessing i should swap it out for a 6.7k bulb? any help would be appreciated :)

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    While I do keep quite a few plants, I am by no means an expert on lighting. I do know that whether or not the lighting is appropriate is entirely dependent on what kind of plants you plan to keep. Some plants are far more forgiving than others. I tend to stick with the easy stuff, myself.

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    Is this the bulb in the fixture you are referring to?

    http://www.marineandreef.com/65W_10K.../res54065b.htm

    If yes, that would give you some pretty good lighting for medium and perhaps even close to higher lighting levels. You can certain give it a try, but I would suggest a lot of plants and perhaps even some plant ferts. You might even want to consider some CO2 if the plants are not growing fast enough to out-compete algae. If you want a lower tech / low maintenance set-up, you could always lower your lighting level and only keep low demanding plants.

    I have always had the best results from a 6700K bulbs. Other have also had good results with 10,000K bulbs. You could always try that bulb you have to see how it works before trying another one. You might be able to save some money that way
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    I had the same setup with a 6700K bulb and grew all kinds of plants very well. You will want to consider using CO2 with that setup. I ended up switching to a T5 fixture after a couple years because of the expense of the CFL bulbs. At that time I had to pay $30 per bulb, and replacing them every six months became too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Is this the bulb in the fixture you are referring to?

    http://www.marineandreef.com/65W_10K.../res54065b.htm
    yup that is the bulb in the fixture :)

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