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    Today, 09:53 PM
    I saw a few blue babies in the tank with the brown shrimp today. I ended up adding some of my lower grade cherries to this tank with the brown shrimp. Not sure who are the momma and poppa to the blue babies. Looking forward to seeing how they mature.
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    10-15-2017, 08:41 AM
    I am using them on 10 gallon tanks with Bolbitis, Crypts, and Java Fern, oh, and shrimp (I was bit by that bug.) The tanks seem to have a bit of a yellow appearance, but that could be due to tannins since I am not using any chemical filtration. The plants are doing fine. I think I was mostly concerned about the spectrum causing an algae outbreak. I recall that tube fluorescents needed to be changed every six months and these CFLs are about that...
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    10-15-2017, 07:15 AM
    What is the useful lifespan for compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs on a planted tank? I have some that I have been using since March. The light still works, but I am sure the spectrum is changing, as it normally does over time with fluorescent bulbs. So far no adverse affects on the plants. I know Michael and Mooncon use CFLs, so you are my expert resources.
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