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Ushio vs XM ? 175watt with electronic ballast


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Ushio vs XM ? 175watt with electronic ballast

    I found these on sale and it's time to replace my Iwasaki 14k's. Anybody use either one of these with an electronic ballast (prefer IceCap) and like 'em?

    Was either one of these on the blue side? Iwasaki's are too yellow for me. These two came closer than others on Sanjay's guide to the Iwasaki using an IceCap 175w Ballast regarding par values.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets. Hammerhead return. UV 57w. Chiller.

    135g down and given to a buddy. New pic after the wall is repaired.

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    What K rating on the xm's are you thinking about running? The 10k's will wash out much worse than the Iwasakis did, and be much more yellow.

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    What K rating on the xm's are you thinking about running? The 10k's will wash out much worse than the Iwasakis did, and be much more yellow.
    they were 10k. Both of em. Maybe ill stay with the iwasakis

    ---------- Post added at 06:21 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:20 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    What K rating on the xm's are you thinking about running? The 10k's will wash out much worse than the Iwasakis did, and be much more yellow.
    they were 10k. Both of em. Maybe ill stay with the iwasakis
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets. Hammerhead return. UV 57w. Chiller.

    135g down and given to a buddy. New pic after the wall is repaired.

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