HELP .. With MH Globe ID

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Xereo, 19 May 2011.

  1. Xereo

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    all it says on the globe is 150w BLV Colorlite

    I mean i have no Idea what 10k or a 20k

    Anyone Knows the bulbs?
     
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    Think they are 20k bulbs. but arnt they useless at coral growth?
     
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    Not too sure about the K rating on the bulb. But from what I have read and seen on some of the international forums. The 20K BLV does good for growth hey, as well as coloration.
     
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    wow im so confused about these globes hey lol :)

    And good enough light for anemones? or do you need more like 10k globes
     
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    They actually lovely globes hey. There was a tank if im not mistaken on reef central, this guy ran only 20K BLV's, and his growth rate on his SPS was phenomenal! Im no Nennie expert, but im sure if SPS were thriving under that lighting, so would a Nennie...
     
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    Mariusmeyer has 20k blv globes and his sps are doing good. It also doesnt look too blue, I thought he had 14k globes
     
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    The BLV 20000K is a brilliant globe. I've seen it on mariusmayers tank and it gives a nice crisp, slightly blue light. He has good growth in a 600 deep tank. Where are you wanting to buy it from?
     
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    It was my mh unit and they are not as blue as the reeftek bulbs. If you not happy you can bring it back no problem
     
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    From what Ive seen, the blv 20 000k is a lekker globe
     
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    Definately
     
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    THats all i needed to know.

    LFS said i need 10k or 14k and 20k doesnt do anything for your tank besides colour

    SO im happy now :p

    There is just so much conflicting info
     
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    14k is best for the coral growth and its now really yellow, it has a higher par reading than 20k, but doesnt mean the 20k is crap :) ..

    If I were you I would use the 20k. Im going to use a 14k but Im also going to be supplementing with loads of t5's
     
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    I will use them until i need to replace then put 14k's on
     

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