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Old 06-23-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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What are the BEST metal halide bulbs for a reef tank. I currently have coralvue. I didn't know if there was anything better growth wise for SPS maily.
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:17 PM   #2
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What is "best" is a totally subjective term. The best par and the best growth is found with Iwasaki 6500K bulbs, but the color sucks, imo.
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what do you use?
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Until monday I was using coralvue 10K, I upgraded monday from 175W to 250W and changed to XM 20K, I have a coralvue 250W 14k bulb as wel, that I am keeping if I don't like the XM after burn in.
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i havent heard to many good things about the XM's. I have a coralvue 10k and a coral vue 12k. I was just wondering if there were any other bulbs that are better for growth.
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XM 10Ks have alot of PAR, they are probably the highest PAR 10K around and one of the hottest selling bulbs right now. I went with the XM 20K cause I have seen it and what it looked like, and I liked the color
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how do coralvues stand up to the xm's? the 20k is not to blue?
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I didn't like the coralvue 20K the 10K was OK, but I preferred the XM 20K. If you want to see how different bulbs stack up try this link
http://www.cnidarianreef.com/lamps.cfm
That is for 250W SE bulbs.
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WOW by those charts coralvuw can't even touch the XM. What did you pay for the XM if you don't mind me asking you. I think i would like to try the xm 10k or do they make a 12k?
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The XMs only come in 10k and 20k and they are usually 75.00 most places... The 10k is a very nice color and is more of a white than the Ushio bulb... IMO the XM 10ks were awesome... Marinedepot.com and Hellolights both carry them however marinedepot is cheaper for S/h

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