Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by reef_guru, Dec 1, 2007.
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which metal halide kelvin rating do you use on your main tank?
10K at the moment. That was kind of by accident since I bought 1 10K and 1 20K without realizing it and then couldn't find another 20K for awhile. I bought another 10K and am happy with them actually. It's VERY bright but looks pretty natural to me. The blue doesn't look natural but I admit is more appealing...to me anyways.
what about the "i cant afford halides at the moment but when i get them they will be 14000K" option?
I use 10K because of the PAR value
I also use 20k but will be changing to 14k soon. At first I liked the blueish light tone, but now I got tired of it. I think 14k is the best middle ground, half white and half blueish.
:yelrotflmYou really are a funny guy, lmao That was a good laugh:yelrotflm
krama for making me laugh
I think it very funny that when I started (Not really that long ago) everyone was exited about the new 10K lights and where contemplating switching from 6500K.
I went years before switching to 10K and quite frankly still like the growth of 6500K.
I haven't found a good 14K or higher this I'm comfortable with the PAR from my E-Ballast
I'm happy with 10K and will likely stick with them till I die
Well I started with the Huge 55k Bulbs then onto the 65 K and then ushio hit with their 10;s and they where great I went to the SPS 14 last yr about this time and I say it was a great change corals growth exploded and we have been switching over here at the shop with 4 or 5 bulbs a month since last June. a 10K won't get close to these . SPS makes a great K value for them nice mixture of gas metals in their bulbs
Tangster, I've only here of SPS bulbs from you through Otty's tank thread. Do you have a link to more info. They haven't hit in Canada yet and I'm just about due for a change
Great Bulbs I love them the 20 K is also good not to dark as many are Try here this is out supplier www.blulifeusa.com Really a new bulb all together all new technology. I would have never brought them myself I'm slow to make change But once I found them here at the shop and used one they where samples I was amazed at the corals reactions . I have plenty of 10 K ushios HQI's if anyone is interested and also plenty of the 14 K sps 250 moguls .. If you need I'll ship them to you no problem on my end or this link ? Blue Life
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