If you think that your aquarium is looking dull and lifeless, then the 250 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - Aquamaxx from Pet Store
is what youve been missing. This is the perfect product to use when you want to bring out the beauty of your tank and its contents. It is exclusively made for corals that possess different colors, but you can be sure that the lighting will also illuminate the stunning pigments of your fish. While its appearance and shape are similar to a normal fluorescent bulb, this lamp produces a white beam that has a blue hue. For added protection, this comes with its own mogul fixture.
Not only does the 250 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - Aquamaxx enhances the colors of your fish and coral life, but it also gives you a powerful light intensity, which works efficiently when you plan to provide your aquatic inhabitants
with a day to night cycle within their home. This promotes your pets breeding and spawning capabilities. As its name says, it radiates 250 watts of energy, and it possesses a Kelvin rating of 14000. This makes it perfect to use for large aquariums with deep bases. With this product on hand, you get two benefits at the price of one. Your fish friends will definitely love the new home that this lighting gives them.
250W 14000K METAL HALIDE MOGUL BASED BULBAQUAMAXX
The AquaMaxx Mogul Based 14000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is crisp-white with a blue tint. It brings out the fluorescent pigments in corals nicely. Fluorescent supplementation is usually not necessary, but can be used for added intensity and to simulate dawn and dusk. An excellent choice for reef tanks 24" or deeper. on how the different Kelvin ratings appear and more information on metal halide bulbs.
Common questions/problems concerning metal halide lamps:
- Metal halide lamps of the same kind are different colors?
Metal halide lamps operate by passing an electric arc through an arc tube that excites particles in the arc tube. When the metal particles reach an excited state they emit energy in the form of visible light. It takes 100 hours of operation before the metal particles stabilize and become a consistent color. All metal halides require 100 hours of operation before color and light output stabilize. All metal halides inherently have a slight color variation between individual lamps.
- The metal halide lamp fires and then either burns dull or the arc extinguishes?
Usually the ballast and lamp are not receiving enough power. Metal halides pull a high current. Usually the problem is either there is too great a load on the circuit or the extension cords are of a small wire size and can`t handle the power needed by the ballast. Use only heavy duty extension cords and try running a ballast off a circuit from another part of the house.
- Do I need a cover shield between the lamp and the aquarium?
Metal halide lamps produce a large amount of UV and also have a potential of exploding. The single ended metal halide lamps have an outer jacket which eliminates most of the UV. However, they have an inherent risk of exploding and UL requires metal halide lamps to be enclosed. On double ended lamps there is no UV shield. Double ended lamps must have a glass shield or major eye injuries including blindness may occur.
- Can I operate a ballast and lamp together which are designed for different wattages?
Each wattage lamp and ballast are designed together for optimal performance and safety. If you over drive the lamp it may explode and shorten the life of the ballast and lamps. If you under drive the lamp it will also shorten the life of both components and also may explode. Do not mix different type wattages of lamps and ballasts.
NOTE: The bulb should be handled carefully. Using soft gloves is a good idea to keep finger prints off bulb. This is during installation and replacement.