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06-22-2011, 07:15 AM
Im looking at replacing the bulbs on my 29g biocube. I currently am running the stock pc lighting with 1 10k and 1 actinic. My question is should I replace the 10k with a 6700? I have read that the 6700 is better for tanks with corals. I currently have some polyps in there but looking at some other lps. I am going to replace the actinic due to it being about 9 months old from what I was told when I bought the set-up. also if anyone knows a good place to buy the led's, I would appreciate the info. 2 of the 3 need replaced. I will probably just replace all 3 so the last one dont go out on me right after I change the other 2 out.

06-22-2011, 10:51 AM
That is old school theory. Most corals w have come from a little deeper waters. They get more blue light. I run 22k blue LEDs and the colors pop like crazy and I get excellent growth. 6700 is going to give you a real yellow color to the tank. It is all what you like though.

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06-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Wouldn't the actinic take care of the yellow tint?

06-22-2011, 01:07 PM
They might balance out, but it would be tough to tell without trying it

06-22-2011, 01:16 PM
I used to run 6700 and when I went to 10K it was OMG that is nice. Then I went to 12K and now the Blue LEDs. I like a nice, white tank. 68sting has the perfect tank for the aesthetics I prefer. IMO, I'd stay with the 10K. JMHO though.

06-22-2011, 01:31 PM
ok thank you. I was not sure if the corals would do better under the 6700 or not. or if it would be worth it to change. I do like not having the yellow tint

the haj
06-23-2011, 11:29 AM
68Stang was selling a LED unit, might give him a shout. That way when you upgrade you are killing two birds with one stone..