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Old 02-20-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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What metal halide bulb do you use?

I accidentally deleted a post by kribbz while trying to split it off into its own forum. (sorry kribbz, still getting used to the moderator controls) I figured I would just start a new thread.

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Hey I just noticed we all use 12000k bulbs. What are your thoughts on this bulb.
I use it because it was with the tank when I bought it. If I buy new ones I will go with 10000k, because I have heard that not all sps does well under 12000k, especially acropora. Thats why I have kind of held off on the sps.
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Yes Dean told me that too but everyone else I talked to said there is no difference. Who really knows?
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I traded my 12000k sunburst for 6500k Iwasakis. They should be here Friday, I'll let you know how they are. I have heard coral has its best growth under 6500k.
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I really like the 6500K bulbs supplemented with actinic light. It looks really close to the sunlight in my opinion.
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did you get your new canopy up and working. and also what type of bulbs are you doing like actinic and i know you have 400 watt but are the Iwasaki are what
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Got my canopy built lights retroed and working. Still need to finish the outside of the canopy. I got two 400w Iwasakis and 4 corallife(i think) NO actinics. Looks sweet.
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