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tallreefguy
07/12/2010, 09:45 AM
It's that time of the year to replace my halide. 250 watt DE 14k Phoenix bulb.
I am going to be adding 2 T5ho bulbs as well.

What is everyone's favorite combo's for color and growth?
I really like Blue tanks (bluer than Phoenix) & Crisp White colors.

Sugar Magnolia
07/12/2010, 10:26 AM
I switched from a 14K to an Ushio 20K and love the bluer color. I don't use and supplemental lighting so I can't comment on the T5.

FlaReefDude
07/12/2010, 06:56 PM
i really like phoenix bulbs with ATI's blue plus T5's. the blue plus's are great for growth and color pop and will give you more blue.

sirjohn
07/12/2010, 07:41 PM
I wouldn't change the MHs. I just started running the Phoenix 14ks, DE bulb on an icecap electronic balance, supplemented with 2 Giesseman Pure Actinics and 2 Giesseman Actinic+. I absolutely love the color and feel I have finally found my color combination:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/miamijaaz/9-TankSide3.jpg


The only other bulb I have any desire to try is the Ushio 20k, which was mentioned earlier. I've seen this bulb before in person and it looks quite similar to the Phoenix 14ks in my eyes (running on electronic ballasts)