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Old 05-22-2011, 02:15 AM   #351
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the light spectrum may be the same but that doesnt mean they last as long without weakening and starting an algae bloom. There is a reason most pros use certain lamps for certain applications or the cheaper brands would become more common and the price will rise accordingly.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #352
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Carey, I am just wandering what is the difference between the high end brand bulb and the less fancy named, but with the same light parameters.

What I found after a good research for fluorescent tubes afew years back that sometimes a non branded ones have better light spectrum then the most expensive brands. Now fare as I know that is what it makes professional, not the brand. You have a good armature which is important, with the right tubes it doesn’t count which company made it as long as they have right light spectrum.

Do a search on the net with this on your mind. What are the parameters of your ideal tubes? I bet you can find better ones cheaper.

having a better spectrum and having a high PAR value are completely different things. the spectrum is simply just the color of the bulb but the amount of like and the PAR that teh tube outputs is what most peopel look for when buying a "high end" bulb, which is why alot of folk look at ATI and guiesmin(sp?)

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shhhhhh...its a hyundai gt....got it from my parents lol it was cheap and reliable. I'm a long ways from my cool car days. I used to have an honest to goodness racecar.
hey its just a car, you don't need anythign fancy to get you to places. hyundai's have come a long long way and have become reliable and have some style to them
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:59 AM   #353
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the light spectrum may be the same but that doesnt mean they last as long without weakening and starting an algae bloom. There is a reason most pros use certain lamps for certain applications or the cheaper brands would become more common and the price will rise accordingly.
Is it last 5 times longer? If so then you must be right, but this is not my experience. Currently I don't have any special plants in my tank and if I would be so serious about the biotope what I have I hardly would have any plants, so I am more like being nosy on this. lol.
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Corals are more sensitive to lighting changes than plants.
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you should change the title of this build. no way will this be the last tank!
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I'm also ordering a 200g box of salt for this. lol only $50
Where did you find this?!
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At fosters and smith. No extra shipping charges either.
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check out this blenny!!! it's the most awesome blenny ever!!

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Wow that blenny is pretty cool... Following along also
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No worries! it's such a great deal has to be shared lol

Yeah, just showed my b/f that blenny and he thinks its horrid looking! Some people! hehehe
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