Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Kirk_M, May 31, 2006.
Has anyone tried out the now available T5 bulbs by URI (now UVL)?
ricks just got some in...check em out
Does he have them running in any of his fixtures? Do they look like the VHO counterpart?
he just put them under his little side tank next to the register counter
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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