View Full Version : Different Spectrum Bulb?

09-22-2010, 08:36 PM
I have a JBJ 28 HQI Nano and the lighting system on it is a 150 watt 14000K HQI metal halide light. I see alot of talk about lighting and am curious..is there a better bulb out there for me. Alot of people are putting the blue lights on their tanks. I have some zeo's..some soft corals...xenia..open brains etc. I'll eventually purchase a clam. Any suggestions..or am i good for light?

09-22-2010, 09:47 PM
for a more blue look to your tank...look at retrofitting the current setup with some Actinic t5s. There should be some threads either on here or RC but in terms of what you've got in the tank right now, the bulb should be fine...unless, like I said, you wanted a bluer look to the tank

09-23-2010, 07:49 AM
Check these out:

09-26-2010, 06:50 AM
i looked at both of those sites and man .. theyre expensive. im gonna DIY it with these LEDs i purchased from walmart and then post before and after shots. these LEDs were 28 bucks.


09-26-2010, 08:03 AM
why not run a 20k bulb? I think 20k 150watt bulbs look awesome over these tanks

09-27-2010, 11:03 PM
i purchased 2 of the bulbs you suggested ... we'll see how they look when they get here. its crazy the price of those bulbs .. some listed for 84.00 some places .. i ended up getting 2 out of BC for under 50 bux shipped.

10-09-2010, 01:43 AM
I have a 20k 150w bulb in my light, and love it, wouldn't go back to the 14k. My clam loves it as well, and so do all the corals. Just my 2 cents worth.