Would this be enough for a planted tank? 10 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Alcmiller, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Alcmiller

    AlcmillerValued MemberMember

    Hey guys, I've been looking into different light fixtures and have come to the conclusion that if I'm going to keep a planted 10 gallon tank with some high light requiring plants, I'm going to have to create my own lighting fixture.

    I'm going to do my best to replicate this DIY PVC lighting thing here https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/easy-diy-pvc-lighting-upgrade.48679/

    but I was considering using these bulbs here...

    No where on the package does it list the Kelvin that the bulb produces, but it does say that it replicates daylight... What do you guys think? would this be enough for a planted tank?
  2. Bobby Callaghan

    Bobby CallaghanValued MemberMember

  3. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Intense enough, yes, good for the plants, no. Usually these "daylight" bulbs don't have the correct output for a planted tank & even if they do the spectrum shifts very quickly to being unsuitable. If you can't find details on Kelvin & spectral output look for "Full Spectrum" globes. Something like this:
  4. OP

    AlcmillerValued MemberMember

    Hey that's perfect, thanks a bunch Nutter.