Suggestions on new T5's and MH bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by gaboon, 17 Mar 2009.

  1. gaboon

    gaboon

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    Its time to replace my bulbs, I'm currently running 2 x 250w 14k coralvue bulbs and 4 x 39w giessmann actinics. My problem is that the MH's does not give much spread so I want to replace 2 of the actinics with whites. I like the tanks colour as it is so should I replace the MH bulbs with 16k aquamedics or even 20k giessmanns? I've seen tanks that are still getting great growth with 20k MH's.

    What ya'll think?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Tony

    Tony

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,093
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Honeydew, Johannesburg
    If your tank is where you want it to be with growth and you like blue tanks then go for the 20K halides and actinics. This will slow your growth down due to the reduced PAR but your colours ofyour SPS's will be much more intense
     
  4. gaboon

    gaboon Thread Starter

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    Thanks Tony

    Does 20k MH's give off the same light as 20k T5 actinics?
     
  5. Tony

    Tony

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,093
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Honeydew, Johannesburg
    The light on the halides isn't as blue as actinics
     
  6. gaboon

    gaboon Thread Starter

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    Cool thanks
     
  7. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    i think your lighting is perfect leave it as is ;)
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Suggestions T5's bulbs Forum Date
calcuim reactor suggestions Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers 9 Jun 2016
Suggestions on LED lighting Lighting 24 Sep 2015
Comments/Suggestions on Scape? Aquascaping 15 Apr 2015
Any suggestions on programmable light timers for DIY setup? Lighting 13 Mar 2015
Suggestions on SPS with softies & LPS mix SPS Corals 25 Feb 2015
Nano fish suggestions Nano Tank advice 6 Nov 2014
Banggai Cardinal > swim-bladder > suggestions? Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 28 Jan 2014