What is a good bulb for a planted FW 1-bulb hood?

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I want to turn my 50-gallon cichlid tank into a planted community tank.
     
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    A GE 6500K would be your choice.
     
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    +1 dude 2in10 your planted tank looks great.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Fantastic! Thanks.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    These GE 6500K Daylight are available at Walmart and the like, right?
     
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    They might be, never checked to be honest.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I'll take a look-see. Seems like it could be a pretty common house bulb.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I purchased a floramax plant growth bulb. Will this work well? This bulb has provided a spark in algae growth, so that's a good sign.
     

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    We'll see I think the penetration from a 6500K with be better for the plants than a grow bulb.
     
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    This was a hasty purchase on my end. The store I visited didn't have a 36" 6500K bulb, so I went with this one (which had an almost identical spectrum graph as the 6,500K did on the box). I'll take a look at Walmart (maybe even today) when I pick up some water for a water change in my saltwater tank.