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Old 09-30-2008, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 175w bulb choice

has anyone used xm15k bulbs?
pics maybe? its time for new bulbs and i am finally moving away from cheap ebay lights so any suggestings would be great.
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XM 15k has had great reviews, how much are you willing to spend? and what corals are you keeping?
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Xm 15 k are the first bulbs I have used on this tank, I am running 3 - 175's on a 125g.
color is nice, a little bluer than I wanted.
I don't know about the growth rate yet, only been about 2 months.
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Hmm...

well, I have heard that if you want good growth, then you are going to want the 10 or 12K radiums, but it is good to supplement with actinic lighting, because of the yellow color.

I recently chose the Radium 20K over the XM 15K or the XM 20K, due to the great reviews I heard about this bulb.
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