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Old 02-15-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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New bulb time... Need suggestions!!!

Well it has come to that time when it is time to replace my metal halide bulbs. Currently i have 2 250w coralvue 10k's in there. What does everyone else recomend. The best growth and color. I do not want a 6,500k bulb. To yellow for me. Let me know and thanks.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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I am swithing as well from CV10ks. I am going with CV14ks. I have a CV retro kit and i have heard the CV bulbs look nice. We will see on growth
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Yeah i am thinking of maybe the XM's but they are so expensive. Yeah you are the guy that baught the 72 from ronnie aren't you? He is a good friend of mine.
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Yeah that was me. I am sure Ronnie can hook you up.

I was considering the CV's and Hamiltons but most here suggested the CV's. A lot of guys locally use the Hamiltons but the CV's are cheaper. The 10ks I have were Ronnie's and they have done great. I really could not imagine any more growth than I get.

I might be moving soon so price is a factor
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Yeah i want something witha good growth rate and good color. I am going to buy form ronnie but first i have to make up my mind what i want.
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Any other suggestions????
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:39 PM   #7
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Whan I asked about CV or Hamiltons I got a few responses but not much. Seems like it is really a personal preference. You might try RC and there is a thread in the lighting forum with pics and Par numbers for different bulbs.

Most seem to like the high end bulbs there though.
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