I have these tubes(AM Planta & AM Ocean White, and live in Europe), and opted for them because of the general concensus here & on other forums: the tubes ROCK..!
well maybo not so much?
According to AquaMedic the Ocean White tubes have a defect that means the tubes burn out rather fast compared to other tubes.
I bought 2 new(1 planta 1 oceanwhite) recently because I upgraded my lights to 6x54W and the difference between the old tubes and the new is amazing.
I thought the old tubes were fine, but damn, they've lost alot of color and intensity.
AM are putting out new tubes at a much higher price, because they've moved their production to a different factory, so perhaps it's time to look elsewhere for the good tubes?
I paid $33(!!) each for my new tubes, and according to the dealer the new price will be about $12 more.
imagine buying 6 new tubes.. you could buy a small house for that amount of dosh!
I've posted this post in several threads now.
I hope this wont be seen as spam
85G ; 6x54W T5 ATI Powermodule
Co2 via 6Kg bottle ; Milwaukee SMS122 Co2 controller ; Co2 reactor
¾ tsp KNO3 3x week
¼ tsp KH2PO4 3x week
¼ tsp K2SO4 1x week
20ml CSM+B 3x week