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I switched over from PC's to Vho's for actinics, am using regular Phillips 40 watt 6500 k daylight bulbs on an electronic 96 watt ballast for my white light. The daylight bulbs seem to have a pink hue to them, is this normal, or do I need a different bulb? Here are the rest of the specs on the regular bulbs::
Light output: 2325
Color rendering: 84
Color Temp: 6500 k
 

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regular phillips daylight bulbs? as in normal houshold bulbs? or is phillips making aquarium flo's?

the 65k's should havea bit of a yellow tint to them, dont know about a pink tint though. i'm running 10k daylights, that havea bluish tint.
 

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I run a cheap household Phillips 6500K next to my actinic in my tank. They are both overdriven and I love the results. I have never noticed any pink tint to my bulb though. I will have to pay more attention tonight. Since I installed the lighting and two new powerheads, my coraline growth has exploded.
 

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Fatman, regular daylight 40 watter's. I have them set up next a tank with 1 set of Vho's for both daylight & actinic, the tank with the totally VHO's are whiter. Just running 1 set of vho's cause it is set up for low light, ricordia, fox coral, shrooms. Here is a pic.
 

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Is that a blue bulb aneneme in the center? does anyone know the regular name for it, am terrible with Italian names. Thanks
 
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