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10,000K temporary swap

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by alexbn024, May 13, 2012.

  1. alexbn024

    alexbn024 Prolific Poster
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    Hello all,

    One of my two 6700K Coralife T5HO bulbs died today, just after a bit more then 1 month of operation... Being on the island makes it difficult to get bulbs replacement same day (I was only able to find some "GLO" brand that I have no information about) so I am facing about three days of waiting time. So, while waiting, my options would be either keep the remaining single bulb or add 10,000K bulb that I have laying without any use(it came with my fixture, along with actinic bulb). Would it be safe to use 10,000K for few days? Can anybody comment on reliability of Giesemann bulbs?

    Thanks in advance

    Alex
     
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    Looks Funny

    Hi Alex,

    Your tank will look a little different, but will suffer no harm from the 10,000k bulb.
    :)

    Biollante
     
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    Hi Biollante,

    Thank you for your comment on this thread ;) It is true, it now looks more white-ish, kind of unusual ;) I read few posts on planted tank that apparently 10,000K can be successfully used in growing plants (attempting to save $30 on bulb +shipping ;) ). Not sure how reliable that information is, what do you think (I hope no alga will start to use blue-ish spectrum of 10,000K bulb)?

    Alex
     
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    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Hi Alex,

    As far as I know, there is nothing wrong with using 10,000k bulbs.
    :)

    In fact, as I understand it the 10,000k bulbs deliver more energy to the substrate.

    [video=youtube;Mb3iPP-tHdA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA[/video]

    Biollante
     
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    Thanks Biollante!

    Will go with 6700K/10,000K combination, hopefully they will last a bit longer.

    Alex

    P.S. Nice clip!
     
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