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    New Lights Installed!!!

    Well!

    Installed a new pair of 250 watt 20K XM bulbs!!

    Want to share some images!!!

    This is a Full Shot of the tank Running Just the bulbs!.. no actincs...


    My Brains.



    My Zoathids!



    My Green Cap


    My Brain eatting!



    More Zoathids.



    Some acro.



    Hope you all enjoyed!!!

    Thanks
    Michael

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    Nice pictures, what sort of camera you using?
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    cheap old Casio.. lol, its a QV-R40

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    Really nice pics,Like the colors of the Zoos under those XM`s
    HTH

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    looks good Mike! your getting better with the camera eh. wow
    any pics with actinics?

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    xm bulbs... do I dare to ask.. what is ?
    are you referring to the brand or is this another style of bulb ?
    could you elaborate ? post a pics of what they look like.
    oh.. and why XM ? any advantages ?
    thx

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Xm bulbs are a pretty popular and well rated single ended MH bulb. XM is the brand, I think they are chinese. They are very similar to the Ushio Blue and the Radium. Of the three, the xms are just slightly more blue. They give amazing colour rendition as well as causing many acroporas to produce crazy wild colours, but no more so than Ushios or Radiums. The XMs are also very well priced.
    Nice pics BTW!!
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    XMs are made in Asia,like reefmut stated they are one of the most popular bulbs out there in the U.S market.
    Joe burger(JBNY) performed tests on there bulb amongst other brands and it was one of the bulbs 10k that had the the second highest par rating with most electronic ballasts Iwasaki bieng the first. But when it goes for coloration XM`s produce really nice colors.they do produce really nice colors.
    Im sure most of you read this link but here it is just in case.

    http://www.cnidarianreef.com/lamps.cfm
    HTH

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    I must agree... Soo far these 20k XMs are giving me the color i like.. i have tried a number of other bulbs.. the 10k XM, 10k Ushio, 14k Coralife and the 10k AB.. and the XMS are bringing out the best color.. Althought i really liked the PAR i was getting from the 10k.. But untill XM works out the quirks in the 10ks i will leave them alone.

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    Well here is a shot of the halides ruinning with the actinics.. like i was saying.. the color is alittle off compared to what i see in person..

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