ReefGeek.com partial review + new T5 bulbs: to be continued...
by, 11-23-2011 at 10:00 AM (1227 Views)
So as anyone who read my last Blog knows I Recently ordered some new T5 bulbs from ReefGeek.com seeing as I am unable to buy any quality bulbs locally. Placing the order was simple and painless and the pricing was good. Immediately after placing the order I received a phone call from ReefGeek to notify me that 3 of the bulbs I had ordered were not currently in stock and they offered to replace the bulbs ordered with some comparable ones that were actually a more expensive bulb at no extra cost (they were out of the blue plus in ati and offered to swap them with blue plus in KZ.) I accepted that offer and found the customer service to be quite endearing and knowledgeable also they keep a record of the most popular bulb combinations ordered as a reference for other customers.
The packaging was perfect for shipping bulbs in and as I have had bad experiences with bulb shipments in the past I was very pleased with the way they did itthey also sent a bumper sticker and candy with the order but as I was opening it up and inspecting it all I realized there had been a mistake and 4 purple plus bulbs were sent instead of 3 blue plus and one purple plus I have yet to be able to contact them back this morning due to the time difference (they are based out of California and I live in Georgia) which is why this is a partial review that I will add on to later today when we get to see how it is handled (personally I don't mind so much just buying 3 new bulbs and keeping the purple, that just means I don't have to order purple again for a few years.)
Since I HAD to have lights in my tank and the old ones I refused to place back in the fixture I installed the 4 Purple plus along with the blue special and the 6500 daylight that came in with my order here is the before picture (that was with auto white balance.)Here is the after pictures and might I say the colors do in fact "pop" much better with the better quality bulbs and with more light than they had previously Like I stated earlier I will continue this review in the comments section below and in the meantime enjoy what I have