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Old 11-19-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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reeflux 10k

just thought i would share a recent experience. i just change my bulbs out a fews weeks ago. i went from the 250w SE coralvue 14k to 250w SE coralvue reeflux 10k. the SPS growth and color has been amazing! one digitata i have has always been brown and very fragile. with the 10k reeflux it turned very blue and strong.

i have heard that hardcore SPS fans favor 10k lighting. i would tend to agree in this case. all my SPS are in top condition and growing very nice.

maybe the reeflux are a better match with my coralvue ballasts than other coralvue bulbs?

steve r

75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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I also love the reeflux bulbs. I am running 14ks right now but I might try the 10k's next. Sometimes I feel I am running too much blue in my tank as SPS frags don't stay the same color when I sell to some people with less actinic in their tanks

For the price, they are a great bulb, IMO. I use CV ballasts as well.

*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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Using a CV lamp in conjunction w/ CV ballast gets the best results. They compete relatively well, in conjunction w/ each other, against other more expensive ballast/lamp combo's.
Originally Posted by steve r
i went from the 250w SE coralvue 14k to 250w SE coralvue reeflux 10k. the SPS growth and color has been amazing!
I did that also, and you summed up my experience as well. I'm very happy w/ my CV electronic ballast in conjunction w/ the Reeflux lamps. The color of the 10k Reeflux w/ some actinic fluorescents looks good IMO. My only complaint is one of my Reeflux lamps blew with less than three months use and I ended up paying for the replacement.
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