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    Cool Sunaquatics

    I'm interested in using multiple brands of lamps on my 500g just for experimentle purposes. I presently run the PFO 13k.
    Venki, what do you suggest in SUNAQUATICS that I use in K rating that is comparable? 14k? 15? They will be all 400w. I might even use multiple ballasts.I've heard some very good things as of late about the SA lamps.

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    The 14K or 20K will be comparable to the what you plan to use.

    Thats a good idea, on a tank that big you should mix and match systems to evaluate the performance.

    Thanks for the 1000 snails and the frags, the candy cane is splitting already.

    Venki

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    John,
    Remember if you're going to be having any "deepwater" frags/corals, you have to keep up in the bluer range..., 14K being the absolute minimum for the original colors to stay.

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    thanks guys

    I learn something new everyday[well, almost]. I will definatly be in the 13k to 15k range.

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    Venki ? 1000 snails? thats a bit much for a 90 gallon hehe

    Johnny... one word for you also.... getthe13kfrompfo

    IJO

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    so, one question. I just got a 10K MH. But, what does that mean? I know it's the 1000's Kelvin reading, but does it only mean the heat that the light poduces? Why is it such an issue? and why not just talk about a 175W, a 200 or a 400W?
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    conan

    K rating actually refers to color temp. 5k being really ugly yellow and the higher you go the bluer you get.Its all a matter of taste. Also, the higher you go the less perceived brightness.
    I like right in the middle so far with 13k as I found the corals really react in that range. The 20k's also are very nice but it has being mentioned that they dim out fast like around 8 months of good viewing.[could be wrong]

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    If your going to want to try out the Sun lamps johnny... I would go with the 20k.. I found it to be very close if not the same as the 13k PFO.

    IJO

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