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Old 04-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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New bulbs needed

Hey guys its been awhile!

Anyway, i need new light bulbs for the tank. Suggestions? Tank uses 6 bulbs. I like more of a whiter light, nothing too blue. So 3 blue 3 white? API? What K and wattage do i need? Thanks!
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6500k is a bright white.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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How's the tank set up? Is it fresh or salt water, planted or fish only?
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How big is the tank, how long is the fixture.Have you thought about LED's for the price of those 6 bulbs you could get a taotronics LED setup.
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How big is the tank, how long is the fixture.Have you thought about LED's for the price of those 6 bulbs you could get a taotronics LED setup.
I think its 36". Its a RSM 250 so the fixture if built on and is pretty good. What brand bulbs should i get?

Its a saltwater reef
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if its 36' like you said I would pick up one of these taotronics there $149. on ebay
I love mine
just ordered another for my other tank since the bulbs would have cost about the same just to replace
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ATI or Giesemann are both good
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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Hey grant, you should get some ATI bulbs. I just ordered some a couple of weeks ago off brs. If you want more of a whitish look I'd go with 3 aquablue special and 3 ATI blue plus. I got the coral plus with the blue plus because I like the bluer look
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