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davewbush
05/07/2009, 08:19 PM
It been 10 months sence I changed my light bulbs. I run 4 65 watt 420 actinics and 2 65 watt 10000k pc's.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a345/davewbush04/IMG_3242.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a345/davewbush04/IMG_3243.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a345/davewbush04/IMG_3244.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a345/davewbush04/IMG_3245.jpg

redfishsc
05/07/2009, 09:08 PM
Very, very beautiful.


If you think they look this nice now (and they do look nice!) consider upgrading your system to a T5 when these new bulbs fry. You can get a year out of the T5's, a big cost-saving plus.

If you are wanting to keep your tank at a similar light level, don't get a T5 with a wattage higher than what you have now. Shoot for a tad less, since the T5's will juice out some light.

I say this only since replacing PC's every 6 months gets to be costly :(

davewbush
05/07/2009, 09:25 PM
One day when I get a bigger tank I will up grade my lights. In the past I have had 2 ballest burn out on me. I can replace them with power horse 5 electric ballast for $40. I have 2 of these ballast and have had no problems with them for over 5 years. Do you know what a good ballest for T5's is that I can get from lighting store. The ones at the the fish supply places are over priced.