most likely. there is no mention of PAR on that website, and you need to have an apparatus over your tank that's 4" wide to house just one 55 watt lamp. if you were using T5 lamps, you could get 36 watts in approximately 4" and much better color than cf
. also, the replacement cost with cf
v.s. T5 is another reason not to use them.
i haven't tried one of their reflectors over a cf
bulb, but if i recall correctly, before high output T5s there was only metal halide and T12 VHO
lighting when a successful sps
tank was the goal. i don't think i've ever met/read of anyone who used power compacts and had beautifully colored sps