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Old 03-09-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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HQI vs. Mogul

besides the ends, what are the differences in the bulbs. i was told that the HQI's were actually brighter or something. i was planning on getting 2 400w moguls but now i can get 2 250 w HQI for just about wholesale. any thoughts or comments? thanks
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Old 03-09-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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I do believe that the material a HQI is made out of is different than a mogul bulb but I am not exactly sure why the PAR of a HQI when compared to the same wattage and spectrum mogul is higher. Perhaps someone else will know.

I do know that with a HQI bulb, you need a UV shield to block the UV emitted by the HQI bulb while the mogul bulb's glass envelope acts as the UV shield so another one is not needed for these.
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You might want to contact Hara...she has a 2x250 HQI setup on a tank. AFAIK, she is very happy with it so far. HQI is a bit more intense, but I don't know if the 250 HQI will rival a 400 mogul for depth penetration...I kinda doubt it. How deep is the tank you're working on? That will probably be the deciding factor.
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so the HQI do not go as deep?
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so the HQI do not go as deep ?
Deep as what? Comparing a HQI 250w 10k vs. a mogul 250w 10, the HQI wins just about all around . Higher PAR thus better water penetration.
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ok thanks i think i will then go with the HQI
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