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Old 11-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #11 
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Were would I get some of those good high light bulbs?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #12 
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I got mine at walmart, but you could probably find good ones at home stores such as home depot and lowes
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #13 
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What are they called?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #14 
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Just look for CFL (Compact Fluorescent) bulbs in the correct wattage for your lamp or hood or whatever light source you use and check the box to make sure that the Kelvin rating is 6500k. Usually they are labeled as "Daylight" bulbs or that they have a "cool" or "blue" color spectrum
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #15 
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What would be high light for 10 gallons and 20 gallons?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #16 
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As for that question Choc, I have no idea, lol I know the basics of many subjects but I'm not an expert you might want to try looking on planted tank forums like theplantedtank for better expert opinions. I just know what has worked for me in my own experience :)
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #17 
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you will need to measure te PAR in your tank to confirm whether your tank is highlight...

it's too too complicated for me :D
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #18 
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Oh wow I forgot about this. I'm not sure why I posted it under this category and I'm not sure how to move it :/ Both of my microswords (divided 10gal) are doing very well and spreading slowly! I have two 25watt 6,500k bulbs from Walmart and use Flourish Excel. I took them out of the pots and removed the sponge and spread them out a bit and put them in the sand just enough to hold them down and that seems to have done the trick!
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #19 
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sounds good :)
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #20 
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for those interested in the 6500K 10 watt CFL bulbs here is a link to the ones i just got for my 10 gallon http://www.bigalspets.ca/fish/lighti...lamp-10-w.html they are 10 watts so i have 2 of them and they are really bright. too early to see plant improvement yet but considering all i had was the incandescents that came with the tank im sure these are an improvement.
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