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Old 03-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I came here to research lighting for this tank and my new one. I heard so many good things about the GE 9325K here that I decided to replace my bulbs with those. So, at the advice of many here I ordered one of those and 1 Coralife Trichromatic (6500K, I think).
The difference is incredible. Thanks guys!
(sorry...the pics are a little blurry...but you can see the lighting difference)
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where did you get those frameless tanks ?

Here is more 9325K vs. 6700K samples (*those tanks are not mine)

9325K


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http://www.culbertfamily.com/jenya/aquarium/lights/
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I got my tank from my brother-in-law...and he got it from a friend. I don't know where it came from originally. But I did see one on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EBWA%3AIT&rd=1

Also, there was a place online that made acrylic tanks that had some like it...I just need to find the link
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Ok, I found it. It is the "Clear for Life Aquarium" "The tube"
http://www.clearforlife.com/acraqutube.html

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Here's another link for it: http://www.fishtankstore.com/aquariums/tube.php
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Here is a comparison that I did. The white balance wasn't adjusted as a basis. All photos are with the same aperature, shutter and white balance setting.

1) 5000K/6700L


2)5000k/GE


3)6700k/GE


4)GE/GE
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Glad to see your happy with the bulbs. I prefer a mix of 9325K and 6700K.

I intend to try a 10K in the place of 6700K and see how that goes, but have not got around to it yet.
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Anybody know of any good Metal halid bulbs doing the same? I would love to get that red color in my tank! I have 4x70W of MH lights, all 5200kelvin bulbs with Rx7 socket. I know there are 10,000kelvin and 13,000 kelvin bulbs, but most of the light here is in the blue range. Would this be OK for my plantet tank?
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If only they made them in 96w format...
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Hanzo,

See if your ballast can run High Pressure Sodium Bulbs. They have the red spectrum you seem to be looking for. No MH will have that. By nature they are very much in the blue. If you get a bulb you like the visible light output from in the 4000K to 10000K, they will be fine for your plants. The popular choices these days are 5500K and 6500K. The latter less yellow, and probably your best bet.

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Check GE's website, they might now If not, there is always Retrofits
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