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    Hey guys which is bluer, Aqualine Bushke 10000k, or the ushio 10000k. I am currently running Ushios but I was wondering if the AB's are a little bluer
    Sean

    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

    Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

  • #2
    Aqualine Bushke 10000k!!!

    www.spsholic.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 7thheaven
      Aqualine Bushke 10000k!!!
      Vince, I've had the same impression. Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        Ive seen both next to each other and saw didnt think any was bluer.. but the Ushio was more white and the AB was more yellow. With this in mind, the AB will bring out more purple colors than the Ushio. It really depends on what you have under the bulb to decide what bulb you need.

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        • #5
          That's interesting, Edward, on my 1000W'ers[HQI]the Ushio is yellow while the AB is white Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            The AB are in fact a 13K bulb. The 10000 on the box is meant to be the number of hours that the bulb will hold the 13K value.

            I use 2 x 400W AB globes, nice crisp color, but with a small hint of yellow.

            Cheers
            Che

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            • #7
              Seeing as how yellow (6,500K) bulbs have such a high growth rate, I'd think a little yellow in your 10K would only help to stimulate more growth.

              Granted, it isn't always pretty.

              Try EVC, they're cheaper and whiter then both of the aboved mentioned. They've recently got alot of attention on RC as people started testing them. They also hold their color for what seems an eternity. Their PAR is also higher then the AB and Ushio.

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              • #8
                EVC does make a nice bulb.I've run one next to a XM.The XM gave me better colors on my blue and purple corals.Growth was about the same.I also didn't run atinics with the EVC or the XM,they both give off a nice blue white.I also ran AB's awhile back and Ushios.The Ushios are more yellow and need atinic.The AB's were a nice white blue and they also looked great without atinic.Growth and color are about the same on all these bulbs,IMO.If your looking to save a couple of bucks go with the EVC or XM,both are nice bulbs IMO....HTH

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                • #9
                  I just swap out my coralvue bulb which I believe it's the high UV that is burning my sps...

                  and get myself Ushios, well compare Hm 14k and coralvue 10K and this ushios 10K, I can say Ushios is really very yellow when you look from the side. But looking at the front it's white enough.

                  I didn't choose XM bulb cause of the fear of getting another problematic issue from last XM bulb..

                  So now I'm set with Ushios and see my sps go and how much they will love the new bulb..
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                  • #10
                    Interesting guys, I may have to try the EVC bulbs, I wanted to use Pheonix but I dont like the Idea of less par, I need all that I can get b/c I run 150w de Where can you buy EVC bulbs
                    Last edited by Diesel3443; 02-28-2005, 11:06 PM.
                    Sean

                    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                    Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                    • #11
                      Ocean encounters sells them. They have pretty good EVC deals.

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                      • #12
                        what is the PAR on them SEE 400w bulbs?
                        Nick
                        Nick
                        180G SPS Mainly
                        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                        Calcium Reactor
                        3 Tunze 6105's
                        Profilux Controller
                        ATB Return w/ wavysea
                        ATB M External Skimmer


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                        • #13
                          does EVC make 150w bulbs i cannot find them I may have to go with the XM
                          Sean

                          Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                          Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                          • #14
                            does EVC make SE 400w ? I have XM's abd love them
                            Nick
                            Nick
                            180G SPS Mainly
                            10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                            Calcium Reactor
                            3 Tunze 6105's
                            Profilux Controller
                            ATB Return w/ wavysea
                            ATB M External Skimmer


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                            • #15
                              Here you go Nick

                              http://oceanencounter.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=MHB
                              Sean

                              Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                              Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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