I've got the MH itch again

Discussion in 'Metal Halide Aquarium Lighting' started by Midnight_Madman, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    What I've noticed when I had my cheap odyssea MH fixture, is that the ballast has a part to play regarding the color temperature. I changed out the odyssea ballasts to Lumatek ballasts and got really great quality lighting with Phoenix 15/14k bulbs.
    I experimented a little, I had the crappy odyssea ballasts powering the Phoenix bulbs and the light being emitted had a green tinge to it. So then I switched to the Lumatek ballasts and I saw a clean crisp blue light.
     
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  3. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Interesting. I'm not sure about the quality of mine. It was sold by marine depot. Its sunlight supply Galaxy
     
  4. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Yeah those are one the same level as Lumatek or maybe even better so it may just be thT the bulbs need to be changed
     
  5. Dyonopses1

    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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    I can't find the link to buy your lights anymore Todd. Where is it?
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    the ones I have I like, that link quit selling them.
    But just search Ebay, or amazon for full spectrum/dimmable LED's, should pop up, lots of choices out there- good ones too
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The lumatek/phoenix 14k combo is what I have. Now with hamilton 460nm actinic T5s I am really loving it.

    Great to hear you have a ballast as good or better midnight!
     
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  9. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Thanks. I have some coralvue 14k bulbs on the way. Not sure if I will supplement or not with 460.. depends on how it looks. All I will have is soft coral