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Old 07-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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OK so i bought a used 72" coralife lighting fixture. it holds 6 96watt square pin bulbs. my choices for lighting are 10k bulbs, 50/50 actinic/10k bulbs, or blue actinic bulbs. I'm lighting a 72x25x19 tank. What should i get? The bulbs it currently has are working but are pretty dim. Thanks for your help.
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Hey Raul,
I would go with 3- 10,00k's, and 3- actinics. I don't know from experience, but have read that the combination bulbs (50/50) degrade even faster than normal bulbs. Apparently from the lesser amount of each phosphor present in the bulb. Not positive though, just what I've read in the past.
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Hey Raul,
I would go with 3- 10,00k's, and 3- actinics. I don't know from experience, but have read that the combination bulbs (50/50) degrade even faster than normal bulbs. Apparently from the lesser amount of each phosphor present in the bulb. Not positive though, just what I've read in the past.
Hmm thats interesting, Thanks.
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It should also be noted that some newer coralife fixtures will only take corallife bulbs as they require non standard length tubes.
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It's an older model with the squared pins.
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