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Old 11-13-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Need bulbs for 65W PC in a 90 gal. lo-tech


I need to get bulbs in ASAP.

The light hood is stained and the varnish is drying.

I have a PC 65W X2 ballast.

I want to keep things low tech i.e. no CO2 injection.

Which bulbs should I get for my PCs?

My LFS prices are crazy $35 to $40 for each PC bulb.

I need a good reputable and cheap online supplier. Any ideas???
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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Try http://www.hellolights.com/ see if there prices are any better.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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Not Bad.

Should I go 6,700K or 10,000K for lo-tech???

I also saw that ahsupply does not have 65W bulbs.

Are 55 and 65W bulbs the same???

Is the 10W diffrence in the ballast???
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
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I am using 6700K on my low tech tank. Plants will grow well.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:53 PM   #5
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How about the 50/50 10K/Actinic?

Or the 7800K for a more blue appearance.

I've had actinics on a reef setup and like the balance the blue gives.

Does Actinic do anything for the plants?
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:08 AM   #6
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actinic doesn't really help plants. Not to say you can't use it, but the 6500-10,000k range is probably better
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