Anyone got the UVL/URI t5 bulbs yet?

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  1. Kirk_M

    Kirk_M Chevron Tang LARC Supporter

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    Has anyone tried out the now available T5 bulbs by URI (now UVL)?
     
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    ricks just got some in...check em out
     
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    Does he have them running in any of his fixtures? Do they look like the VHO counterpart?
     
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    he just put them under his little side tank next to the register counter
     
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    Here's my review. I just got two SAs and two 10K Aquasun T5s. I forgot how disgustingly pink VHOs make a tank look, or, maybe, I just didn't realize it not knowing better, until I got T5s. The T5 UVL bulbs do just the same. I won't be using the 10Ks at all, as they are just not the look I want -- PINK. The SuperActincs are OK, but, when placed too closely together (like alternating between a white bulb), they produce a distinct PINK band in the tank as well. The do seem to make greens POP a little more than the ActinicBlue+ bulbs. Seeing that I prefer a more blue spectrum nowadays, I can't see getting rid of the Geisemann/D&D bulbs completely. I will probably mix the SAs in with the BluePlus and AquaBlue bulbs, and not use the 10Ks at all.
     

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