best deal on iwasaki 175

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  1. wes

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    Well, the title pretty much says it all. I'm also curious how often I ought to change my MH bulb, every year or so perhaps?
     
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    I change every 9 months at most. :)
     
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    I go a year, too long?

    I can't find a better price than 79.95 on thm, i've been looking for awhile
     
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    Do they make a 250w 14/15K SE?
    I see they do a DE one.
    Ask Max for price?
     
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    where did you find them for 79.95? another expense to add in, I suppose. If you're not keeping as demanding of corals, could you go longer?

     
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    thats funny, it automatically makes the lol hitting even if its part of a web addy
     
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    on a related note - how often should the actinics be changed?
     
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    As far as bulb life, I never go by time/date alone. Viewing and monitoring your corals on a daily basis for the most part, you usually have a few corals that will start to loose color that will trigger time to replace the bulbs. I know when I ran 400W 20Ks, I had some corals that let me know when it was time.

    Could be 6 months, 9 months, or even more than a year. If corals are doing fine, growing, and maintaining good color then I see no reason to change out the bulbs on a set schedule.
     
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    I could beat that price with a 5 bulb order...

    Yes, they make a 15k 250w DE. DE bulbs go a lot longer on average than SE. If you're sps dominate, I wouldn't stretch beyond 12 months. 9 months T5s (sps dominate again).
     
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    I just put in an order through premiumaquatics for a few new 250 de reeflux 12ks...if you want...we could try and add a few more to share shipping costs. LMK soon though - as they may ship out today.

    looking a the 175 iwasaki they are 79.99/bulb
     
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    I can't beat the price that David posted :) That's a good deal..
     
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    that is a much much better price than I was able to find. I won't need a bulb for another 3 or more months, but hey, I like to look ahead. Besides, I'm thinking of getting anouther setup that would need a new bulb. but who knows these days!
     
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    do it! :biggthumpup:

    so, i guess i don't need to worry about adding you to the PA order. lol
     
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    depends, there's a ballast for sale right now that I'm debating picking up. damn this stuff is addictive.
     
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    That is a sale price of $72.95. I guess it doesn't hurt to keep that link handy but 3 months from now likely not to be much savings if back at the regular price of $78.
     
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    either way, $5 one way or another isn't going to kill me. hell, $80 is a good price compared to some places. I may wind up getting another halide setup in the next week, so I'm pricing things out as they come around.
     
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