solid halide bulb By Stumpy the Parakeet on 2/4/2017
Stumpy the Parakeet would recommend this product to a friend
This bulb grows, grows and grows corals. High par-loving corals will grow much faster than LEDs for sure. The Ushio 14K bulbs takes about 100 hrs. to burn in. It will be yellow-er during that burn in time. ~30 minutes after turning on, it will be a whiter shade with a very very small hint of blue. If you do not use the HQ setting on your electronic ballast, the lamp will give you the yellow affect people complain about for sure.
Tiny frags become big boys sooner than later. 4 stars
Great shimmer By Mike on 3/16/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I installed these to get a little more growth out of my corals. I had 20k lights before these so the color change was a little more bright (yellow) than what I was accustomed too. They look great and provide a lot of shimmer. It's to early to comment on the growth that they will provide.
excellent bulb so far. 3 weeks By mos90 on 8/23/2013
mos90 would recommend this product to a friend
i added this bulb to replace my 400w radiums. though i do like the radiums i wanted the outsides of my tank a little brighter and a little more white. so far the corals have responded well to the change. its too early to notice any growth changes.
i still kept 1 radium in the middle of three bulbs. they make great combo like.