Bulb ID please?

Discussion in 'Metal Halide Aquarium Lighting' started by Midnight_Madman, Apr 20, 2015.

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    These came with a used ballast I bought a while back. I like the color, seems around 12000k but I want to replace them and they do not have a mfg marking on them. Can someone look at the print on them and maybe see if they recognize what brand they are?
     

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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Go with Radium 20k you won't be disappointed.
     
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    I agree with civic and second his opinion. 12k will make colors drab. The printing is stating the wattage and doesn't say the manufacturer.
     
  5. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I have coralvue 14000k and they look nice but maybe a touch too blue.. thats why I like those old bulbs and they are less blue then the 14 but not as yellow/white as a 10k..
     
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    It's all about what looks good to you. If your going to do a full reef setup the bluer bulbs just make a nicer pop in the corals.
     
  7. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I can't ID the bulb (Probably an EBAY type), but I would recommend the ReefLux 175w 12k
     
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