Elmo18 said:I believe Chuck is running Coralvue 14ks. Or did you change Chuck?
I prefer Xm 10ks in SE, and if you are going with 14ks, I'd go with the new Hamilton.
What ballast are you using Reed?reedman said:I'm running the XMs now and I don't really like them. They hum and get a high pitch whine to them. I like the color, PAR, and price, but just can't stand the noise out of them.
Anyone else running Coralvue 14Ks?
MtnDewMan said:I am running Coralvue 14000k bulbs off a PFO HQI ballast. I like the color very much. It is not as blue as the 20000k and not as white as the 10000k. Pretty much right in the middle. Not too blue for me.
Regarding growth? I haven't seen near the kind of growth I was getting a couple of years back with my 10000k bulbs. But the coloration is certainly nice. I think it is more of a trick with the 14000k bulbs to position the coral right. If too far below the light, the energy isn't enough for some coral. Just have to make sure the light spread is good.
Overall I really like the Coralvue 14000k bulb. Oh, I would not run it without an HQI ballast. It does become bluer and less intense on a standard ballast.