what manufacturer bulb for good growth over my new frag tank

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by eldiablosrt8, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    i am going with 400w ballast and a large reflector but wanna know which 20k rodium bulb is best in your opinions.... i will be trying to grow it all under there
     
  2. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Well since you said Radium I guess you already made up your mind.

    However, for growth:

    http://www.hellolights.com/6500kiwasaki-400w.aspx
     
  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Only with a ton of actinic supplement.
     
  4. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    He said growth, not beauty. :D
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You can have both with the Ushio 20KK plus or the 14KK..

    http://www.ushio.com/products/petcare/aqualite.htm

    I use both and love both. Of course you'll get better growth with the 14KK
     
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I've been interested in this one: http://reefbuilders.com/2010/11/22/aquastar-14500k-metal-halide-lamp-coming-coralvue/
     
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    6500K will smoke a ton of corals. The Ushio 14K is a good combo for growth and color.
     
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    +1. I was using Hamilton 14k on my flat and it was good. Love the color of my ushio 20 k+ at home. I think 14k better for growth though. That 6500 may get growth, but you will have a bunch of big brown corals
     
  9. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Hey Gresham can u get the plus bulbs in 400k....
     
  10. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    ????
     
  11. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    400w lol don't write n talk
     
  12. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Yes they do make a 400w, Bryan uses the 20K+ 400w.
     
  13. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Ok gotta find them have found 250 not 400
     
  14. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    There is/was an issue on the import of Radium bulbs that seems is going to halt import of those(at least temporary); luckily I'm set for 5+ years !!
     
  15. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Well ordered bulbs 20k ushios. Thanks for the help
     
  16. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    RememberIi have the Ushio 20K plus not the standard 20K's.
     
  17. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    where do you get them from bryan
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Aquatic Collection did a group buy a while ago. I bet Steve Ruddy @ Coral Reef EcoSystems up in Norcal could get them for you as well.
     
  19. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    What he said.
     

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