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What is the benifit of 25000k to 10000k
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)15:37    Post subject: What is the benifit of 25000k to 10000k Reply with quote

I came accross a deal on a 125w compact fluro with 25000k,is this too blue for corals?Will this hurt my inhabitants in any way?

Thanks for your help.

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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard of 25000 K but it should be fine if they are selling it specificly for aquarium use. and I am unaware of any 125 watt compact flourascnets. do you have a link?
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)20:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but I will find one for you tomorrow.
I seen this bulb when I was at a hydroponic store ( 6 hours away)
This bulb is 139.99 canadian.It has it's own built in ballast and looks like the household 4 bulb compact that is approx.12 inches in length.
The owner told me he brought this in specifically for the reefers(not that kind)to grow coral.He says so far great feed back.

I will find out the make of this and post back with more info.Thanks for your reply.

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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)22:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. but it probably needs a special housing.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)22:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you would need is a reflector.The housing was quite small that encased the ballast and socket.
Hopefully more tomorrow.

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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)16:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
So... I called the shop today and the owner told me that this is actually not "quite" classed as a power compact.It is made by a company out of china named FHD developments.

The ballast is built into the socket. The company claims same output as 400w mh. The shop owner says that in his years of experience that this bulb is equal to 250 mh without any question( as to output).

Hope this helps.
By the way, how would you mix this with 10000k for ratio. 2 10k to 1 25k?

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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO, color spectrums are guesses at best. I think you, I or some one else would probably have to see it.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO, color spectrums are guesses at best. I think you, I or some one else would probably have to see it.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)19:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am considering this.What did you mean by seeing it?
Do you mean to see the outcome of production or to see the spectrum by visual?
Just curious for a heads up.Thanks for your objective opinion .
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)21:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry about the double post Embarassed

any way, I find that manufactures vary what they say the color temp against other manufacutures (zoo meds 10000k for example is preaty blue but coral life and CSL are a clean very white that usualy still need an actinic adition to look realistic.) my point is that its hard to tell by color temp alone; but maby some one else knows?
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