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Blue "Moonlights" for FW Plants

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by pat w, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. pat w

    pat w Member

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    {previoiusly posted in "Articles" pardon the double post, ... I'm new}



    Hi all,

    First ever post.

    I'm in the process of gearing up for my first ever planted aquarium. (90g Allglass, EI dosing, CO2 injection). I'm designing a hood for the added light I'm going to have, to include 4-55 watt CF's from AH Supply and two fans. For purely aesthetic purposes I’m going to add some blue led “Moonlights”. …

    Now for the question – Is there any real benefit to a freshwater planted aquarium to simulate moonlight as is recommended for saltwater reef setups?

    Thanks,
    Pat
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    No.

    None.

    I think you'll find the white LED's loo far better aesthetically.
    So for night viewing, night lite etc, they have some merits, but not for animals or plants.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. pat w

    pat w Member

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    Thanks,

    I thought so. I'll keep with the blue. The wife kind of likes that idea and it helps to get her onboard for $$$'s. (Anyway I can replace them later for about $20)

    Thanks again,
    Pat
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    The $ is not relevant, getting the significant other on board is;)

    Much more important.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. deucebiggss

    deucebiggss Guru Class Expert

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    You can replace the significant other too. That will save a ton of money. J/K
     
  6. Jeremy1

    Jeremy1 Prolific Poster

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    Now that was funny:)
     
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