Any plans for a group buy for Reeflux bulbs?

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  1. nash

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    Hi
    I could use 2 250w 12k if anyone plans to start one.
    Thanks ;)
     
  2. LordHelmet

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    i would love this in a few months. i'm thinking about getting 2 lumenarc 250w 10 reeflux. hmm. maybe i'll look into that.
     
  3. Elite

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    I'm in for 2 in 2-3 months.. ;D
     
  4. dswong01

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    Just buy at reef extiocs free shipping $60 for SE bulb ea. I bought some last month. I am trying the 10 K reeflux to see if I get better growth. I currently have the 12K and will be switching out.
     
  5. sfsuphysics

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    Yeah, you're not going to get that good of a price break on any group buy for something that is rarely changed (6-12 months), so why even hassle with it.

    Dudley, when I switched I got one bulb as a 10k just to see the difference between the two side by side with new bulbs. Blues tend to pop nicer, I'm still on the edge whether or not I am getting any better growth though. They still have a bit of yellow to them that I really don't like.. (that or it could be organic matter in my tank :D)
     
  6. Raddogz

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    10k get a little yellow

    12k get pinker
     
  7. Elite

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    I think I can get them for around $50 each but I need to make sure. If we buy like 10 bulbs, then I give a guy a call. :)

    The color is really depend on the ballast you use. 12K on a coralvue ballast is really nice white with a little bit of blue. On an IC ballast, hella blue/purple.
     
  8. Thales

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    What about PFO ballasts? :D
     
  9. Raddogz

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    hella blue purple for the first month you burn in, and then after that hint of blue.

    My 14K Phoenix was hella blue like Reeflux during burn in.
     
  10. sfsuphysics

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    yup hella

    vs.

    so. cal where it is hecka

    :D
     
  12. Elite

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    [quote author=Raddogz link=topic=1873.msg17788#msg17788 date=1174676353]
    hella blue purple for the first month you burn in, and then after that hint of blue.

    My 14K Phoenix was hella blue like Reeflux during burn in.
    [/quote]

    Mine is still blue/purple after 4 months :D

    I don't have PFO 250W ballast Rich.

    Oh BTW.. I just pick up the two radium bulbs from Eileen. I need to pick up the pendant so I can set it up. Too many new toys too little times ;D ..
     
  13. Ibn

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    Found this an interesting read.

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2007/3/review
     
  14. Raddogz

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    Thanks for the link.

    Maybe I'll trade out one of the IC ballast for a magnetic one.
     
  15. seminolecpa

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    I am willing to give a pair of 250W 12K's a try I am probably due to change out my 14K hammys soon.
     
  16. LordHelmet

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    here's my question. I'm probably going to go 10k reeflux with corvalue ballast from reef exotics. question is what is a better value, SE or DE?

    2 or 3 months would be great. i could tak my MH setup on it to help the group buy out. :)
     
  17. Raddogz

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    Fwiw, I went back to SE because I got tired of breaking the bulbs out of the de fixture that I have.
     
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    Last I heard, the 250 DE 10k's still have that pink hue that everyone hates. I'd go w/ the SE's in some lumenarcs =D
     
  19. Elite

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    For your tank, you will need 4 DEs Chris. Why not use 2SE with the lumenarcs?
     
  20. kinetic

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    [quote author=Raddogz link=topic=1873.msg17791#msg17791 date=1174679328]
    yup hella

    vs.

    so. cal where it is hecka

    :D
    [/quote]

    I don't think that's entirely true... socal people don't say hecka either.

    They say: "I have a grip of frags to give away".
     

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