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A lower cost alternative:

http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/ca...=2623&osCsid=b9bb42dca5f9881d7002c95022fa8b58

GE Starcoats 6500K have high PAR and are a little bluer in appearance. FWIW, I pair 2 GEs with 2 Giesmann Middays. The blue of the starcoat kind of offsets the yellow of the Midday in my opinion.

I don't recomment the slim Pac, the cost vs. PAR isn't very good. Below is a link to a reef site that compares PAR (photosynthetic Active Reactance) of various bulbs.

http://216.187.96.54/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44531
 

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Hmmm,
I have one of those nova extreme pink bulbs stored away, maybe I'll install it and see how it looks. It came with a Nova extreme 2x39 watt that I have but, I took it out because of the low PAR value. Since I am now using a Nova Extreme 4x39 watt, I think I have PAR to spare so, I'll give it a try.
 

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Thanks guys. wow jmhart nice looking tank, are those stock bulbs? i am going to try to run the stock bulb first and see how it goes, if i don't like it then i will get Giesemann Midday. :)
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by "the pink goes away"? If you look at the bulb with the fixture on (I don't recommend it... LOL) the bulb still LOOKS pink, but when in combo with the other bulb in the fixture, the light in the TANK doesn't look pink...
 

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I just upgraded to a pair of Giesemanns - Midday and Aqua Flora. The AF does bring out the reds in plants and colors in fish. Overall though the tank doesn;t appear to have the sparkle that it did with the original Hagen Glo bulbs. Plants do seem to be growing a little faster.

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