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E.intheC
01/14/2010, 05:39 PM
Looking for a nice 250 watt DE bulb. Electronic ballast.

I've used the Radium SE bulbs and really like them. I tried the Phoenix but feel like they're too blue. Tried a Ushio 14,000K but it's very white. (Nice with actinic supplementation but I have a standalone MH fixture)

Any suggestions?
Thanks:beer:

Stanley-Reefer
01/14/2010, 05:45 PM
Arcadia 14k

SirToppemHat
01/14/2010, 06:17 PM
AB20K has a nice white with purple that looks awesome. I liked my Reflux 12's too.

mark54321
01/15/2010, 12:31 PM
I got Aquamaxx 14K 250W and love this bulb,not as blue as Phoenix 14k that I have used for almost a year, but nice crisp white with blue tint.My corals love it. Most of my sps exploded with growth after a month with this bulb and colored up.

JimXRS
01/15/2010, 03:43 PM
I'll second the 250w 12k Reeflux which has a great crisp white with blue tint. My only issue is that it's not the brightest bulb so a good reflector is HIGHLY recommended, I use a Lumen Max. A spider reflector will not be enough for this bulb.

E.intheC
01/15/2010, 04:03 PM
I have a PFO reflector. Although IMO much better than a spider, its not as good as the lumenmax or elites.

I'll second the 250w 12k Reeflux which has a great crisp white with blue tint. My only issue is that it's not the brightest bulb so a good reflector is HIGHLY recommended, I use a Lumen Max. A spider reflector will not be enough for this bulb.

E.intheC
01/16/2010, 01:14 PM
anyone else with ideas? Thanks

radicaltimes
01/16/2010, 10:41 PM
I was going to get 250 watt DE Phoenix bulbs until I saw the Hamilton Bulbs. I'm running two 250 watt 14,000 k Hamiltons. Not as blue as Phoenix. I've been told the Hamilton are also a higher par.
I'm running them on Coralvue ballast

fisherman2
01/16/2010, 10:52 PM
Def. go with the aquamaxx. The growth you will get with them is ridiculous. PM me I have some i am looking to sell that are NIB.

fisherman2
01/16/2010, 10:53 PM
And the color is really close to the phoenix, but the par and growth cant be beat.

mscarpena
01/17/2010, 02:02 PM
I use reeflux as well. I love the color.