Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Hocky puck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 293
How long do halide bulbs last? Do they need to be changed before they burn out?
__________________

__________________
Hocky puck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
chenzo9999's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 279
I do not have halides, but from reading on here a lot - most people say they are only good for 9-12 months.
__________________

__________________
"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." - Salvador Dali
chenzo9999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Hocky puck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 293
K thanks
__________________
Hocky puck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Are you using these for a reef? If so, yes, they generally shift in color at anywhere from 8 to 12 months. If it's just to light your tank, and you like the way they look, you can run them till they burn out.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.