Blacklight On Planted Freshwater Tank

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av8er

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Good idea or bad?

I just bought a replacement dual-bulb Glo T5 light assembly that came with bulbs...I already had a 10000k, 8700k and a ColorMax (all CoralLife). The new bulbs are a “black light” and a “day light” bulb...the former says Glo on it but otherwise there are no discenerable markings.

I have a freshwater tank, 55 gallon, planted with Jungle Val, duckweed, hornwort, hygrophila polysperma, baby crypt wendtii. I like the look of the new bulbs but wondering if it’s not a good combo for these plants since it seems more designed for saltwater and maybe coral.

Thanks in advance...
 

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these aren't the best suited for your planted aquarium. that number you gave is in corespondance with the color light. Normally, for a planted aquarium; you want a bulb arond 7,000k.
 
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