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Old 07-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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IMO, you'll like it a lot better with some cool new lighting...
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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So IDK if its communication break-down w/ my LFS or truly a mistake but I showed the guy a pic of my tank & told him about the light. He thinks the wrong bulb was in the box & that it should be brighter. Sooooo... I'm going to verify the bulb is not 10k & just use it as my other Actinic replacement bulb & get two new 10k. I just hate not knowing exactly what is right/correct for the tank. Obviously, if blue is best & still meets the light requirements, I'm good w/ that. But I'm afraid there isn't enough light. So we'll see...

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:47 AM   #13
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10k and actinic are completely different wavelengths of light, that being said it should be pretty easy to distinguish between them. Heres 2 photos to show you the difference in the two. The first shot is of just 10k whites. The second will be of just actinics. Hope it helps
in the second shot, my phone doesnt really pick up the purplish hue of the actinics, but its still a clear difference
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:41 AM   #14
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10k and actinic are completely different wavelengths of light, that being said it should be pretty easy to distinguish between them. Heres 2 photos to show you the difference in the two. The first shot is of just 10k whites. The second will be of just actinics. Hope it helps
in the second shot, my phone doesnt really pick up the purplish hue of the actinics, but its still a clear difference
Yeah, I totally agree but what's weird is the box says 10k on front, it's Deep Blue brand and the back of the box says Actinic 03. I explained to the LFS, showed them the pic of my tank & the guy thinks the wrong bulb was in the box. But it does not explain why it says Actinic 03 on the back of the box! I'm gonna try to find some info on the bulb on the net...
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Lol sounds like a slight mixup in the box making. Look for a model number on the bulb. Or even contact deep blue.
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I have not taken my light down & taken it apart yet to look directly at rhe bulb. Busy, busy... but here's the box. I can't find any specific info online about either Deep Blue Actinic 03 or Deep Blue Daylight 10k that say they are 1 in the same or separate things.

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So... this *is* an Actinic 03 *YET* a 10kk daylight :\
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65 watts would be a CFL bulb.
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65 watts would be a CFL bulb.
It's a power compact. My prob is that it's VERY blue, not "daylight" AT ALL. So, really doesn't look any diff than my morning/evening Actinics! My clowns don't look a pretty orange, etc. If this is the SW aquarium norm, I'm good w/ that but I think there's something awry here & I'm gonna go nuts getting to the bottom of it!
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Deep blue has very good customer service I contacted them about a problem I had with a fixture from them and they responded the same day and sent the parts I needed the next for free.
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Deep blue has very good customer service I contacted them about a problem I had with a fixture from them and they responded the same day and sent the parts I needed the next for free.
Great! I will call them if I can't get to the bottom of this w/ the LFS. I probably spend on avg $100 per week w/ this LFS on my SW & FW tanks as I have 7 tanks now. I hope if the bulb was wrong in the box, they'll fix it but hopefully Deep Blue will make it right if they won't. But I'm perplexed that it says "Daylight" AND "10k" AND "Actinic 03" on the same box! Ima gonna go crazy
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