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Thread: 6700K vs 10000K

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    also the GE plant & Aquarium bulb everyone sells is the 9325
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    Seems to me, you can get more bang for the buck with the compact fluorescents, wattage wise. The T-5 fixtures I have seen are way more expensive in comparison.

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    T5 fixture are more expensive mainly because of the high quality reflectors used
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    Here are soem affordable t5 fixtures. I have one my self. And the lowest they have is 10000k.

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    There is a reason so many reefers and planter are ditching their compacts for T5s, the light is better, much better. Check ebay for good deals. I keep finding great options on ebay.

    Combining different color bulbs can help balance the look of a tank. If you have nothing but 6500K it is a reddish white. If it is balanced with bluer bulbs the overall look is a whiter white and all colors are enhanced. The plants still get the red they need, but other colors are there too. So blue fish will show their best under mixed lighting with a higher Kelvin rating than if they are just under 6500K. And remember the Kelvin rating is just an average, most still have colors from all over the spectrum.

    Combinations of lights are very common because of this. Even reef tanks usually have a varied combination of lighting. The corals need 6500K for photosynthesis but also bluer colors to enhance pigmentation.

    There are 6500K bulbs, 10,000K, 20,000K, and actinic (and a few others). I use 50/50 bulbs that are half 6500K and actinic so the overall color is a bright crisp white with the reds the plants need and the blue light needed to balance it.

    As long as enough of the right colors are there (mainly red) than it is fine, even there is a lot more blue that brings up the overall Kelvin color.
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    Strongly disagreed based on CRI. I have solely 6700K lit tanks (my daughter's 29 gallon is an example of such) and there is no "reddish white" appearance. Degrees Kelvin is separate from the CRI. A well-designed bulb can output the targeted Kelvin while maintaining an "eye pleasing" CRI. A decent article is linked below:

    http://www.topbulb.com/find/cri.asp
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    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    I am baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for Always Helping when it's needed! - **AquaQueen** For recommending Fluvals and Stealths - Lady Hobbs Merry Christmas :) - MeganL3985 Merry Christmas! - RichBowyer Thanks for the hikari help - Billythefish 
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    Next to a 10,000K light or a 50/50 there is a difference.
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    Depending on the CRI of course, yes, there is a difference.
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    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    I am baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for Always Helping when it's needed! - **AquaQueen** For recommending Fluvals and Stealths - Lady Hobbs Merry Christmas :) - MeganL3985 Merry Christmas! - RichBowyer Thanks for the hikari help - Billythefish 
    No Message - LORENZO Merry Christmas - Northernguy merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO Merry X-Mas!! - The Red Severum 

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    That is why checking the graph on the box on the light can be helpful, make sure it is not just a couple spikes.
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    Personally, I use 6700K PCs with 10,000K halides on the tanks of the size that need the halides. The discussion on this thread simply proves there's more than one way to skin a cat. What works for one may or may not work for the other.

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