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Old 02-12-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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best place to buy metal halide

i was just wondering what the best place to buy metal halide bulbs.. thanks for all the help deciding what ones to buy.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Darin over at Captivereefs.com has some hamilton bulbs on sale.. I would send him an email to make sure on the exact prices.. FWIW I would either go with hamilton or XM bulbs.. The XM 10ks run about 65.00 plus shipping and I just got my Hamilton 14ks on Sale for 62.99ea plus shipping.. I also think Logan from captiveraisedcorals.com has the coralvue bulbs for an extremely cheap price as well..

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Don't get the XM go for the coral vue. XM are junk.
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Can I ask how you are basing this on??? Personal Experience? From all the par #'s out there the output of the XM bulb is equal or greater than that of the Iwasaki bulbs... There have been alot of Ushio users that Have switched to XM bulbs due to the higher Par Ratings... Please do tell me how you base your opinion on the XM bulbs..

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i have xm bulbs, they are better than any other bulb i had. not to mention the price. when comparing the spectrum scale with other bulbs they are equal or better.

i would totally recommend xm bulbs from Darin at captivereefs.com he will give you a deal plus 6% discount.
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
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It took some digging but I found the Comparison page online As you can see the XM 10ks are at the top of the list

http://www.cnidarianreef.com/lamps.cfm


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Sent you a PM. Thanks for the props guys!
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