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Old 09-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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24" 24w T5HO bulb options.


The "Freshwater" bulb in my 30" Current USA fixture recently died. It's pink and I believe that its color temp is 6700k. The only 24w replacement that I've seen at this wattage is Current's offering. Are the any others?

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Old 09-17-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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If you're looking for a pink bulb then how about an Aquaflora? I have one in combo with a Midday and I think it looks good. It does bring out the reds in the plants and fish and IMO that combo has a very natural look to it.

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Old 09-17-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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I use these (in a different wattage):
http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/T5_...t_by_Giesemann

Looking at the spectral data, it seems to me like they this bulb and the one that Jeff5614 post are 99% the same bulb.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:05 AM   #4
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You can also consider Hagen's PowerGlo bulb. I'm running that one along with a 10k bulb over my 90gal, and IMO it looks pretty nice. I do think that the PowerGlo would probably look better combined with a 6700/6000k bulb, but I haven't gotten around to getting one to try out quite yet...
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:00 AM   #5
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I use these (in a different wattage):
http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/T5_...t_by_Giesemann

Looking at the spectral data, it seems to me like they this bulb and the one that Jeff5614 post are 99% the same bulb.
They are pretty close in appearance. I compared two Middays with the Aquaflora/Midday combo and the difference is small. You won't be disappointed either way.
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