i have a t-5 coralife light what bulbs are best?? Question

  1. wadesharp

    wadesharp Initiate Member

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    the title explains it what kind would work the best? right now i have the stock bulbs in it... the normal florescent and the plant growing one. it worked great when i had live plants but they got way to out of control and i got rid of them. i was just wondering sense i just found out that there are tons of different t-5 bulbs for every different reason. what do you use and why and would would be my best bet for my piranha tank
     


  2. mathas

    mathas Well Known Member Member

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    If you no longer have live plants, the only consideration should be what looks best to you.

    Most people tend to prefer viewing bulbs that have a correlated color temperature rating between 6500K and 10000K. If your hood is set up so that one bulb is front of the other rather than having the two bulbs end-to-end, you could try mixing two different bulbs, maybe one 6700K and one 10000K to achieve a nice balance.
     


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    wadesharp

    wadesharp Initiate Member

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    alright thanks and yea i can mix and match to like you said how the hood is set up