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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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ADA 8000K 150w HQI Bulb (picture)

I have an aquapod (24 gallon). Its currently lit with 2-32W 6500k/10000k Power compact bulbs, but ive decided to get crazy and put a 150w HQI fixture on the tank. I purchased the 20" 150W Sunpod HQI lamp (with 12 Moonlight LEDs) but it comes with a 14,000k bulb. I want to change out the bulb but its really hard finding a 6500k bulb for this HQI fixture. I did, though, come across this 8000K bulb by ADA and wanted to get some opinions on it. Your suggestions and comments are GREATLY appreciated! thank you!


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150 watts of halide on a 24 gallon? Insane. Which is why I like it. Please do a journal, I want to see that bad boy in action.

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Actually, I found 14,000K HQI bulbs look pretty good... almost like pure sunlight. Have you tried the bulb out yet? I've posted a pic showing my tank lit with 14,000K (Coralife brand):
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I am with mrb! I want to see that aquarium journal!

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