View Full Version : MH suggestion/ actinic supplements

06/21/2006, 04:17 PM
Hey guys,

I'm setting up my new Halides soon, 3 x 250W 10k XM bulbs. Supplementing with 2 URI Actinics, 5 footers, 140W each. I'm wondering if I'm going to love the color or not. I do not want to pay more for more actinic supplement, (say another two bulbs) when I may just be able to switch out my halides. PAR is not REALLY important, although I would like to see growth, it's not #1 priority... color is. If I don't like the look, would you recommend the 15k or the 20K?


06/21/2006, 04:58 PM
I tried both 10K with actinics and 14K with actinics. I like both. 14K looks less natural to me, but the colors look better. It's a personnal choice

06/21/2006, 06:20 PM
I use 2) 14,000Ks with 2) 5' VHOs. And it seems just right. JD

06/21/2006, 07:28 PM
14k Phoenix or if you want more blue 20k XM. 2 of the best looking bulbs made. I would drop the actinics and get these, thats what I did, and it looks better.

06/21/2006, 08:16 PM
I use 10k XM 250s with NO and PC actinics. The color is nice with the actinics, pretty yellow without. the XMs are very bright though.

06/21/2006, 08:24 PM
I use phx 14k no actinics perfect color ......

06/21/2006, 08:56 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7604809#post7604809 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by clkwrk
I use phx 14k no actinics perfect color ......

Ditto. :)