I know there is a science for this but mainly looking for opinions to color and whether or not corals were affected.
I have 2 250 CV 10k MH
's and 2 T5's(1 actinic and one 50/50) on my 75 gal
. I am looking at a bluer MH
bulb and I like the look of the CV 12k or 14k bulbs. I did see a cheap bulb on ebay that got decent reviews on RC, Sun Aquatics 14k but it looks a bit bluer than the CV's.
I love the look of the brightness of the 10k's but I would like a bit more actinic. I don't really think the 2 T5's will do a whole lot but they do fine for dusk/dawn lighting. Will most 14k's be similar or is it brand specific?
The next thing is coral color. By going with a 14k over my current 10k, will I see a negative color change on my corals? The reason I ask this is on my 10 gal
, I run 2 32 watt smartlamps(50/50). I figured 64 watts on a 10 gal
with the depth being what it is, I would be ok putting frags
from my main into the 10 gal
. I have noticed a loss of color on some zoos and the growth is not there. I know that my main is more established but the 10 was setup with LR
from my other tanks. Is this a maturity issue or could it be the lights?
Sorry for the ramble but this has been on my mind lately