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Old 11/21/2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question Which 250W Bulb

I'm thinking of getting 250w MH SE 14K Bulbs - what brand of bulbs do you use and where did you buy them from?

I'm looking to get a more crisp blue'ish color, so no 10K's.

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Old 11/21/2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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reeflux 12k. have not owned one but I have heard they are absolutely incredible. will be switching to one shortly.


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Old 11/21/2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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the par on the 12k reeflux bulbs is pretty low, I would go with a radium or hamilton 14k. If you have no suppliments i would go with the radium bulb to get the best colors.


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Old 11/21/2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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What about the EVC 250w 14K SE bulb? it seems that it has a higher PAR reading that Radium 20K - per Sanjay's light comparison site.


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Old 11/21/2007, 07:17 PM   #5
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Old 11/21/2007, 07:24 PM   #6
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aquaconnect 14k run on electronics


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Old 11/21/2007, 07:44 PM   #7
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I would recommend 12k reeflux



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Old 11/22/2007, 01:21 AM   #8
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yes the reeflux +1

i think the par should be looked at again


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Old 11/22/2007, 03:22 AM   #9
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I just switched to reeflux from hamiltons and I would have to say I love the reeflux


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Old 11/22/2007, 10:02 AM   #10
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Radiums smoke them all!

Aquaconnect i would get over a Reeflux also and even Hamilton 14K

I tried the Reeflux 12K and without supps they looks like butt in my opinion


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Old 11/22/2007, 11:36 AM   #11
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the reeflux was designed to run on a elect ballast not a HQI
you were over powering it duh
if a bulb is a 250w se and you put it on a go HQI ballast it will run at 300+watt
you think sweet i got more light/par
but you just shortend the life and changed the color to a whiter
I do like the Radiums & Aquaconnect but they are $$$


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Old 11/22/2007, 11:48 AM   #12
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Well listen here. Mr cocky newbie!

I didnt run it on a HQI ballast, DUH!!!! So please know your facts before assuming, Hows that for a concept?

I have more than 1 ballast.


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Old 11/22/2007, 01:05 PM   #13
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Radiums would be my first choice


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