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post #11 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Right on Steve and Kells (nice job with the simultaneous posts ), thanks a million for the info! Works like a charm, I just did a test removal and re-insertion.

I don't need/want to replace my bulbs yet, but I wanted to go ahead and figure out how to service it up-front, so I'll be ready when I need to or want to! Though I do think I'm going to get a pair of Phoenix 14000K bulbs soon, I've read great reviews and I'm concerned that these 20000K bulbs might wash out the tank's colors with too much blue... we'll see though, I'm a fan of the actinic/blue look!

For the sake of others potentially reading, is this socket style standard for all double-ended Metal Halide bulbs?

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 11:05 PM
This is why I like my T5's. Easy to replace bulbs.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 11:24 PM
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and easy to get any color combo you want, usually by switching out only one or two bulbs.
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