View Full Version : new to replace 250W DE bulbs..what should I get?

10/19/2007, 08:29 AM
I have a 75GL tank with a Aqualight fixture with (2) 250W HQI DE bulbs. It is time for them to be replaced, and I am wondering what the current trend is as I have not been online recently. Obvioulsy I am looking for a 250W DE bulb...any suggestions?

10/20/2007, 02:32 PM
Phoenix 14K

10/20/2007, 02:36 PM
Giesemann 14.5k Coral

Blue Reef Girl
10/20/2007, 05:48 PM
Hey can you guy's post some pitures of your tank witht the Phoenix 14K and Giesemannn 14.5K . And please let me know if you use any other light like PC or T5 with these blubs. I'm thinking of getting the Phoenix brand because of the price but if the Giesemann is better than I would consider paying a little more in price for a better bulb.

10/22/2007, 08:39 AM
I forgot to mention that I would be supplementing the new 250W metal halides with Qty 2 96W Actinics 03 that already exist in my fixture. those of you that have 14K bulbs, do you supplement with actinics or does it become too blue then?

Blue Reef Girl
10/22/2007, 11:37 AM

I plan to do the same but only with this combo 4x65 watts Actinics if that 2 blue than i will go with 50/50 and if that don't work I won't trun on the PC only run the MH for 5-6 hours then turn on the actinics during night than moonlights. How many of you stay a watch your tank more than 3 hours :)......lol.....