Powerchrome Aquaflora T5 Fluorescent Lamps 24" 24W
Great bulbs, don't buy anything else!
I have had the 24" Aquaflora bulb installed over my 29G planted tank over a year,
- All I have to say is WOW.
--Geisemann bulbs are a little on the pricey side, yes. They have made my plants'(Limnophila hippuroides, Staurogyne repens, Ludwigia peruensis, Hygrophila pinnatifida, all supposedly medium-difficulty plants) growth stay low & compact, better than most brands o' bulbs I've tried.
---The Aquaflora's colour spectrum runs to red. Takes a few days to get used to, but fish and plants both look fantastic w/ this bulb paired w/ a 6000K Geisemann Midday bulb.
October 19, 2014
I was impressed with the quality of packaging. Very safe for the lamps.
August 6, 2012
My new fresh water favorite. What a nice bulb. WOW
These T-5' HO's are not cheap, but they are so much like natural sunlight it is uncanny. My discus have way more natural and vibrant colors. I highly recommend these bulbs for fresh water tanks. Very, Very NIce.
June 30, 2011
Good spectrum & pleasing to the eye
The "Powerchrome Aquaflora" is considered to be a premium plant-grow bulb by many. I finally purchased this 'D-D Giesemann' brand (the higher cost of this product has always led me to purchase other brands). I'm using this bulb for growing indoor terrestrial plants, and will be watching how my plants perform/react under this light. Still too early to tell... only time (and my plants) will reveal any favorable effects. A rating of "4" was given because I've only been using this bulb for a short period of time.
November 25, 2013