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Old 05/25/2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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what hqi and t5 bulb combo?

my light is the aqualight pro with 250watt hqi and i swapped out the power compacts for 4 - 39 watt t5's. the tank is sps dominate and i'm trying get an idea for bulb combos. currently i'm running the phoenix 14k was considering trying the hamilton 14k and i definatly want to run at least 1 kz fiji purple bulb which other bulbs would give me a nice mix to allow good growth and nice colors from sps. if there is a mh bulb that people think would be better please by all means let me know. currently i am unhappy with the colors being displayed with the pcs which is why i decided to upgrade to 4 t5's to give me a bit more options to cover more of the light spectrum. thanks

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Old 05/30/2008, 02:22 AM   #2
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Iwasaki 14K 250W DE, with 4 Giesemann Powerchrome true actinics, or 2 x Powerchrome actinics and 2 X KZ Fiji Purple T5's...

The Ushio/Giesemann 14/14.5K halide is also a very nice bulb--very white with a touch of blue and NO yellow...

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Old 05/30/2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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I would second what Todd said. This is the exact combo that I am planning for my new Maristar setup.

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