Well my new 20k halide came today. About the only good thing that happened today, it;s been an awful day.
But anyways, after I took out the old bulb I can see why it was dim, the entire bulb was almost black.
The new bulb I don't like in the least though. It is a tad brighter and bluer but still not the look I'm going for. Least I gave halides a try. Now to put it on craigslist and see if I can get my money back at least.
So now it's back to LED
's. I have the unit picked out already and hoepfully that will be the look I want. They aren't adjustable which I would have loved to have but I will make due with two controllers.
I'm also selling my community tank to make room for this tank against a wall so I can mount the LED
Wanting to do something different I didn't expect this many hurdles. Makes me just wanna give up the fight. :-(