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Old 09-23-2008, 03:35 AM   #1
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Bulbs for my new coralife freshwater fixture


I just bought this fixture for my 75 gallon:

http://www.oceanicsystems.com/produc...near-strip.php#


The fixture is the coralife freshwater 4x 65 W. It came with the 6700K bulbs, but the bulbs give off sort of a yellow hue. What bulb combination do you all recommend? I would like more of a blue color out of the lights, but I also want what is best for my plants. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:41 AM   #2
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Blue?

You can go all 10KK for a crisp white. You can also ask Kim what he recommends:
http://www.ahsupply.com/bulbs.htm

HelloLights has a "blue" bulb on sale in their Clearance section FYI. $6 a bulb.

However, blue (actinic) bulbs won't do much for your plants. Personally, I'd stick with the 10KK bulbs.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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If you want to bring out some of the red colors, you can mix the GE 9325K 55w straight pin bulbs with your 65w 10,000K, 6700K, 7800K, etc. straight pin bulbs.

They are $14.20 each + shipping. http://lightbulbsdirect.com/Merchant...de=F55BX-AR-FS

Here are what they look like in this comparison: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ifference.html
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Here are the bulbs I got from atlantalighbulbs.com

6500k
https://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ec...orderItems.asp

9325k (pink)
https://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ec...orderItems.asp

Makes for a good look.
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