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Old 04-01-2004, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I really like the look of these bulbs but can they be had in NO florescent or are they only avaliable in CF? Is the a regular t-8 or t-12 bulb that is comparable to the GE 9325's?
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They can be had in the form of NO. Not only can they be had, but you can have better!!

Look for Zoo Med's Flora Sun, T-8 in whatever length you need. As far as I know, they have the highest peak in the red spectrum of any bulb out there. It's a TOP quality product. If my memory serves me correct, it's over 650nm!!!!!!
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Thanks Justin. What K are te zoo meds?
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Off the top of my head I want to say somewhere around 8800K. That might not be 100% accurate, but is somewhat inconsequential.

The red peak and the visible light output are the two main things your after, and this bulb provides them better then any other.
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The only "problem" I had with the 9325k bulbs is they didn't bring out the color in my Neon tetras at all.

The 20w Eclipse Natural Daylight bulb I added for dusk/dawn really makes the Neons glow though.
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Alright, I'm sold on the 9325K bulbs. Does anyone know where to get them in 96 watts?
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Sorry Error but the 9325k bulbs are a GE product and they only make it in 55 watts Power compact. They make 9325k normal output florescents in all the standard bulb wattages. They are called Aqua Rays. Drs. Foster and Smith have them on their website. You will wna the fresh and saltwater bulbs Hope this helps.
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Where do you guys think the best place to get the 9325K GE bulbs is? My usual place doesn't carry them, but now my interest is piqued and I think I will at least try them on one of my tanks that needs a replacement bulb soon. A couple of the places I looked for them were charging what I would consider excessive prices ($40 for a 55 watt CF bulb...not including shipping??!! I don't think so...)
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Just to interject something here. I like URI's AquaSun VHO bulbs for color rendition and much prefer them to any PC bulbs I've used. I'm a cinematographer, so 'color' of light is important to me. Can't understand why people are so reved up about PC lighting. With an IceCap ballast I get more light per watt out of my AquaSun bulbs (yes, I've checked it w/a meter), beautiful color rendition, much less heat and they last much longer before a significant drop in output. Plants seem to do as well.

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Justin;

Thanks for the tip about metal halides. I've been running 2 175 5500K bulbs in a 30" deep tank and always thought the light looked a little yellow/green.

So the 6500K should look a little whiter?

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