What k are your halides?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Sep 7, 2005.

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What k are your halides?

  1. 6500

    3.3%
  2. 10000

    43.3%
  3. 12000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 14000

    20.0%
  5. 20000

    26.7%
  6. other

    6.7%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What temp bulbs do you run on your setup?

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  3. mmakay

    mmakay Feather Duster

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    10k are too yellow for my taste. 20k look nice, but you sacrifice too much coral growth. 14K are a nice middle ground.
     
  4. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    10k but they are supplemented with 2 110w actinic bulbs...... John
     
  5. boostenmkiv

    boostenmkiv Flamingo Tongue

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    10k supplemented with actinic...I think I would like something higher though..maybe 14k if I had my choice
     
  6. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    10k but I need atinic
     
  7. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    10 K with 2 - 65 actinics
     
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  9. Area 51 Exotics

    Area 51 Exotics 3reef Sponsor

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  10. greyhawk

    greyhawk Astrea Snail

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    20K and there are 2 110w actinic bulbs with them
     
  11. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use 10K XM bulbs on a PFO ballast. Also have 2X110 03's

    How about everyone's brand of bulb and ballast?

    J
     
  12. Ice

    Ice Astrea Snail

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    I use coralvue 20000 k bulbs with a DIY ballast system and 4 normal output actinics but like Mmakay said the the coral does not grow very fast, i would like 10000 k or 14000 k bulbs. Aptasia anemones don't like that spectrum of light, i have not seen one in my tank for a couple of months now, a huge plus for me ;D


    Peter