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barryfish
11-12-2010, 05:31 PM
is it normal for a hexarc 14k 250w DE bulb to go from that 14k look to now 10k in just 4 months at about 6hrs a day and i turned it off for about 2weeks straight without using it? i just looked at my tank today when the timer turned the MH on and now it looks dull like 10k compared to a couple days ago. also what does everyone think about the 250w XM 20k?

aquaman2000
11-12-2010, 05:33 PM
I am hot familiar with that brand of bulb. Even the name brand bulbs can change "early". I would hook it to a different ballast to make sure it is the bulb and not the ballast output.