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Hi guys! i m trying to find a cheap replacement bulb for my 75gal planted community tank, i don't know if this will work on my plants,anyone using these? (plants, anubias,amazon sword, java fern)

www.homedepot.com/p/t/100134615?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&N=5yc1vZbm3zZ15bZ1z10o64&R=100134615#.UalL7kAQZFY

www.homedepot.com/p/t/100176624?langId=-1&storeId=10051&cata...53&N=5yc1vZbm3zZ15bZ1z132onZ1z11mv7&R=100176624#.UalL0UAQZFY


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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: home depot fluorescent lights

You don't need to buy plant aquarium specific bulbs most can grow plants just fine, choose based on what you want your tank to look like.

2500k bulbs will throw a yellowish color

5000k bulbs throw a natural daylight color

10000k bulbs throw a bluish white color

Everything in between those numbers is just shades of those colors, personally i like to run one 5000k bulb and one 10000k bulb. If you only run one bulb I'd go for a 6-7000k bulb
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richardtf replied the topic: Re: home depot fluorescent lights

Big-Ken wrote: You don't need to buy plant aquarium specific bulbs most can grow plants just fine, choose based on what you want your tank to look like.

2500k bulbs will throw a yellowish color

5000k bulbs throw a natural daylight color

10000k bulbs throw a bluish white color

Everything in between those numbers is just shades of those colors, personally i like to run one 5000k bulb and one 10000k bulb. If you only run one bulb I'd go for a 6-7000k bulb


This is what I'm using right now
www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+8066+4497&pcatid=4497

I like the look but I don't know if its good for the plant that I have
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