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Old 09-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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hey everyone i woke up today to find out that my mh bulb burnt out so im in need of a new one. currenty i was running the powerpaq 150w 14000k mh lamp and was wanting it a little more blue. would switching to the 20000k bulbs help me out? my tank is a 24 aquapod with various soft and hard corals if that matters
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Are you sure it's the bulb? How old was it? MH bulbs last for years, although the color spectrum does shift and it starts losing PAR after about 1 yr. I've been using MH's for 20 yrs and never had a bulb actually burn out but I do change them every 18 months.
And yes, a 20k bulb will be more blue, but will also have less PAR than a 14k.
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Ya man it def was blown I couldn't believe it. I just went to the lfs and picked up the 20k. I'm pretty cool with an employee there so he is gunna let me test out the bulb if I don't like it he would swap it out for me. Thanks for the advice
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