View Full Version : bulb change/acclimation?

02/01/2006, 05:47 PM
Is it necessary to slowly introduce a new bulb of the same wattage? Should I add some screening or raise the fixture?I'm going from a 6500k to a 14k. I'm thinking I should'nt have to, but I just want to be sure. It arrive from Marine Depot today and I was planning on just swapping it in the morning before the light comes on. I will not be home for the first 4-5 hours or so after it fires up, and I'm not wanting to come home to some cooked corals.

Thanks, Keith

02/01/2006, 05:48 PM
Oh yeah, it's a 175w if that matters.

02/01/2006, 06:16 PM
No need to acclimate MH of same wattage. I've switched from 10K to 20K and back to 14K w/ same fixture with no obvious signs of stress. I only acclimated by time when going from PC to MH.

02/01/2006, 06:45 PM
Thankyou wrott.