250W bulb replacement for SPS


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Hey guys, I am currently running 250W SE 14K Hamiltons on IceCap electronic ballasts without actinics. I really like the colour it brings out in the corals but I'm not getting great growth. Can anyone recommend a bulb with a bit more PAR but a similar colour on the icecap ballasts?

I was thinking XM 10ks with a couple of blue T5s?
What is the growth/colour like with this setup?

Thanks for your input


Premium Member
If your used to 14k hamiltons, you will probably have a hard time adjusting to XM10ks... I would probably suggest 10k reeflux with some vho supplementation to get that extra tint of blue.