View Full Version : 400W 14K XM Bulbs only?

08/16/2006, 03:03 PM
I am setting up a new tank and I am an electrician. one of my suppliers gave me 2 400w electronic Advance Ballasts. ( They are pretty cool, they are a multi tap ballast that runs anywere from 200V to 277V and they are dimmable.) And I took 2 shoebox streetlight heads and built my fixture. It turned out real nice. my question is am I going to have to suppliment my MH lighting with flos? The tank is 60X27X27". I plan ou using XM 14K bulbs. SPS Corals And softies.

08/16/2006, 05:21 PM
I dont think XM makes a 14k, I could be wrong. I run XM15K's and my sps grow ok. They have great coloration.

08/17/2006, 10:42 AM
Your Right I got that wrong? How do you like th color?

08/17/2006, 10:43 AM
I guess I should read the whole reply. LOL

08/17/2006, 08:09 PM
XM 15k = Visually appealing, but lousy on PAR.

08/17/2006, 09:51 PM
Very cool to hear from a fellow Ducati rider. Thanks for the help.