RED LIGHT ?

Joe G

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I purchased a pack of 2x25 w light bulbs for my 10 gallon tank, and when i got the lights home. i noticed one was red, ?? can anyone tell me what that is for, or what i do with it. I put it on my tank for 2 days temporarily, but it did not look good, and did not give off allot of light.
 

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I believe it's a different spectrum of light and will grow plants differently or bring out different colors in fish. Just my guess or it's a reef light.
 
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Joe G

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i still have original packaging, when i get home i will cheek as it may tell me.
 

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It's a nighttime light, I think. If you have it on at night it doesn't disturb the fish as much and they act normally.
 
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Joe G

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i think your right, i cheeked packaging and it does not specifically say what it is fore.
 

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I thought red lights were for plant growth, aren't they a different specterum concentrating on the red end of the scale which plants use to photosynthesize, and also algae cannot use this light.
 

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Plants use almost anything in the spectrum except for green and a small amount of blue. It's why they're green - they reflect the green light because they don't use it.
 
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