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I have two 150 watt 10,000K MH bulbs for sale. They are new and unused since they're unsuitable for my freshwater planted tank. I was going to keep them as spares but I think I will stick the ADA 8000K :loco:

1) One is the XM 150 watt 10,000K double ended http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~action~view~idProduct~MB2465~idCategory~FILTBUMHDEHW~category~150_Watts-Double_Ended-Metal_Halide-Bulbs-Lighting-Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies~vendor~.html

2) The other came as with my AquaMedic Ocean light probably 10,000K also http://www.aqua-medic.com/aqualine_bulbs.shtml.

$50 each plus whatever it costs to ship priority (I think its $6).
 

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:p

I got the 10Ks on my 3x150 set-up and was thinking about the ADA 8Ks..

More interested in how you like the ADAs over the 10Ks ascetically (sorry, know that wasn't what you were looking for in the thread title...)

Worth the money?
 

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Totally and i prefer the ADA 8k Green bulbs over the Normal 8k which has a little more green hueand the plants really shine. I dont have any brown or red plants but i would imagine them to look a bit weird.
 

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If I tried the 10000K then I could not say they were unused;)!

I have only experience with 2 kinds of MH bulbs for my planted tank. The Coralife 6700K and the ADA 8000K. To my eyes the 6700K had more "glare" and the colors are more washed out compared to the 8000K.

However, I recently had a side by side demo at Aqua Forest. If you had a "green tank" then I would go with 8000K Green bulb, if I was aiming to highlight reds/oranges then the regular 8000K looks best.
 
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