250w MH suggestions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by gaboon, 16 Mar 2010.

  1. gaboon

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    Need to replace 1 bulb, 250w de 14k. I think current bulbs are reefteks. Cost is an issue so blv seems very popular but apparently have to be run off good ballasts. I'm assuming my unit has electronic ballasts. Are k ratings standard across the range? My previous setup had 12k coralvue bulbs and 4 actinics which I was very happy with. Any other suggestions would really help.
     
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  3. Manic

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    I've got the 250W SE BLV globe running off a magnetic ballast. Everything seems fine so far. I think the BLV colour ratings aren't as blue as others. The 14 000K is very white and the 20 000K has just a touch of blue.
     
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    Gaboon. On my previous 1.8 meter tank I ran 3*250W 14k SE which I got from Reef Inmates. It is a no name brand, but I swear, I was really impressed with the colour aswell as growth on my SPS. Try contacting Marco and ask him to get the bulbs from Reef Inmates.
    Oh yes, those 12K Coralvue bulbs are awesome, I used them on my 1m cube.
     
  5. gaboon

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    Thanks manic, good advice. Sounds like I would get a similar result as my previous setup.

    Thanks Mek, will pm marco for specs and prices. Did you import the coralvue bulbs. I bought my whole unit from imarine, I think he imported them.
     
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    No dude. Some years back there was someone in CT bringing them in, I got from them.
     
  7. gaboon

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    Where can I get BLV in Jhb?
     
  8. Ridwaan

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    I got 2 brand new 10K 250w DE Reeftek bulbs for sale if you interested...

    R650 each
     
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    Thanks Ridwaan, looking for either 14 or 20k
     
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    I think it's Lamp House In Limbro Park. I agree with Manic very nice globes good colour.
     
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    Gaboon,
    As David said, try The Lamp House...u won't find them anywhere else cheaper...I only use the BLV 20000K's with no t5 supplementation.
     
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    I have a brand new 250w BLV 250w DE - R600 inc delivery to your post office...got a friend get me 2 and he sent me DE instead of SE...just sent the other one to Tobes
     
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    Thanks Sims, what colour temp are they?
     
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    sorry they 20k
     
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    Sounds good, going to see Adee's tank tonight, will give you an answer in the morning.
     
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    Sims I'll take it. Doing the EFT now. I'm sure you still have my details. How long will it take?
     
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    Please PM your banking details, don't think I have them anymore.
     
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    The 20000K globes are awesome from BLV, just the right amount of blue, so happy I didn't go for the 14000K
     
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    Sorry I am only seeing this thread now.....DP CT can supply BLV globes
     
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