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Old 06-27-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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*WHITE* 96W PC bulb pics...


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Square pin. Anyone have any recommendations?? Be specific (brand & color temp.) please. Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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Hellolights sells them

www.hellolights.com
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Old 06-27-2004, 06:55 AM   #3
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The whitest one I've seen and used is the 8800 K :

http://www.aquariumpros.com/Merchant...oduct_Count=44
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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Sorry didn't give you the temp for the hellolights brand.

They have a very crisp white 10,000k bulb.
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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The whitest one I've seen and used is the 8800 K :

http://www.aquariumpros.com/Merchant...oduct_Count=44
Looks to be pretty strong in the green...

I'm trying to get away from the green hue. Have you seen these in person?+

Nevermind...I just ordered a pair from Hellolight. We'll see how they turn out.

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:40 AM   #6
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10,000k looks very green to me.
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Old 06-28-2004, 02:22 AM   #7
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That is just the spec. graph. The green spike there actually neutralize the color of other spectrums. I have all 5000, 6500,6700,8800 and 10000K bulbs and 8800 is the whitest among all. It's really hard to tell the difference between 8800K and 10000K in a planted tank because the plants reflection makes the tank look slightly green. If you have them on top of un-planted tank with neutral or dark gravels, you could see that 8800 is the closest thing to pure white.
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:15 PM   #8
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I have an 8800K 55watt from hellolights and it's less blue than 10,000K that i've seen.
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Old 06-28-2004, 06:46 PM   #9
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Generalizing from Kelvin temp, very difficult it is. Same K rating can appear so radically different in appearance from bulb to bulb. Almost have to experience the bulb in question to find out what you like.
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:07 AM   #10
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Ordered them on Sun., received them on Tues. That's nice.
These are the 9235K bulbs (pink) from Atlanta Lights, a 6700K bulb (green) from AH Supply, and a 10,000K bulb (light blue) from Hellolights. I'll be replacing the other green bulb...I still haven't shone them in the tank...we'll see in a few.


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I think you will like the mix of 10,000k and 9325k
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OK...first impressions. Biggest improvement is the amount of contrast between the plants and gravel. Instead of having green plants, and green-tinted gravel, I now have green plants and more natural (beige) colored gravel. Things look good. When the 9325 bulbs go...I'll be replacing them with 10,000K. The pink just looks wrong. If the plants don't like it...they'll just have to deal .
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No worries, your plants will like the 9325K. That's what got them so popular around here.

Those photos are amazing, btw.
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Those photos are amazing, btw.
Thanks. The camera overemphasized the colors a bit...but I suppose that's not a bad thing.
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It captured the differences well. I don't know if it is really overemphasized, or if it just brought the brightness to a level where you can see the color more easily.

To me, this is more evidence in favor of mixing different bulbs.
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