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Old 10-11-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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lighting Q.....

I have a 55 gallon tank with some zoo's, a frogspawn, and a finger leather. Under the current lighting that I have ( 260 watt PC... 2-10k and 2-acntic) the color on my zoo's doesn't pop out nice and bright. Do I need to change the PC bulbs to somethin different or upgrade from PC's altogether. I would just like for my zoo's colors to look more like neon if possible.

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How old are the lights? Age of lights can affect efficiency sometimes. Did they “pop” in the past?
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I bought the PC's used... the bulbs are about 7 months old. Since the corals have grown enough... the color of them never have seem to "pop".

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PC bulbs need replaced every 12 months or so.. It sounds like you might just need new bulbs.. HTH
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Would you guys recommend replacing them with the same 10k and actinic or something different... like a 6500k and actinic 03? Thanks for your time!

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From my experience, I would change out the pc pulbs every 6-7 months. The MH seem to do good for about a year.
I like the 50/50 pc bulbs and the actinic. The 10k is too yellow for me. Whatever is pleasing to the eye for you.

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