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Old 11-11-2012, 03:25 AM   #1 
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lighting....

Some plants require higher light levels than others right? I have some water wisteria in bettasaur's tank but it only seems to flourish when it's right up under the light. I don't think the some of the rest of my plants are getting enough light, but there's no room to put them right under the bulb. I have them arranged as a kind of little forest that bettasaurus pouts/sleeps in.I don't think he'd appreciate me moving it. ;) the bulbs I have are the ones that came with the 10 gallon starter kit from walmart. I know I have wisteria, java fern, anarchis & ludwigia. What bulbs can I get that will be good for all of those plants? Thanks so much!! :)
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:55 AM   #2 
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You might want to change to a CFL Daylight 6500k bulbs.

Available at many stores and lasts a long time. My plants love them.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #3 
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Hi, you can find 13 watt micro mini Sylvania 6500k CFL screw in base bulbs at places like Lowes, a two pack will cost about $ 6.00. You will be able to grow your plants with this type of lighting.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #4 
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Awesome! Thanks(:
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #5 
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Is 6500k standard for most plants?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:09 AM   #6 
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It has a good light spectrum for a wide range of plants. Makes for a very bright tank as well.
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