Please help with my lighting options!

Justin James

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I have two 250 watt MH electronic icecap ballasts hooked into two Luminarc 3 DE pendents and I have been running Giesemann 13,000K bulbs now for a year. I have normal Output actinics.

I want better actinics and the best bulb to suit my setup for growth and color.

I was thinking about going with either new bulbs of the same I have now or maybe jumping up into the 14,500K version of the Giesemann and then adding 4 t-5 actinics.

Would this give me good blue color and still good growth?

What do you recommend?
 

seaskraP

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or try 20K bulbs and skip the actinics.
this give me good color and i don't even miss the actinics
 

Justin James

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Yes but I wont have hardly any growth then. I've heard today that T-5's will burn out quick and i'll be replacing the bulbs much too often?
 

DarG

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12286233#post12286233 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Justin James
Yes but I wont have hardly any growth then. I've heard today that T-5's will burn out quick and i'll be replacing the bulbs much too often?

I dont get what that has to do with choosing different halides. What T5's burn out quick and where did you get this from?
 
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