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Old 12-10-2008, 09:51 PM   #31
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I have VHO retro fits on mine. I use 2 50/50 and 2 super actinic. I dont think you would like actinic light only. You can check out mine in my images.
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I have VHO retro fits on mine. I use 2 50/50 and 2 super actinic. I dont think you would like actinic light only. You can check out mine in my images.
Well right now i have a 2 white and 2 Actinic Blue t5 with pc lighting and when i have everything but the Actinic Blue off i actually like it so could i change the pc lighting to all actinic and just have one t5 white bulb...so that would give me a little white light in the tank. But the reason im asking is because i want to make sure that Actinic bulbs could suppot corals just because its not bright like the white ones.
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The actinic will definitely support coral life but as I said it`s just not pleasing to the eye. At least not mine. LOL
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The actinic will definitely support coral life but as I said it`s just not pleasing to the eye. At least not mine. LOL

So all Actinic will support corals thanks. ill just have one white bulbs to have a little white light in there then and if i dont like it ill just change the bulbs back to how it was then.
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one more question wouldn't the actinic reduce algea growth
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You really need full spectrum to get growth out of your corals. A balance of white and actinic is needed for a healthy reef.

The actinics will not provide all the energy the corals will need to thrive.
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You really need full spectrum to get growth out of your corals. A balance of white and actinic is needed for a healthy reef.

The actinics will not provide all the energy the corals will need to thrive.
Ohhhh...but i came up with a solution since i view the tank mostly towards the end time of my lighting hours for the tank, ill just turn off all whites and just leave the last hour for actinic. since i wont be home but the last hour to view the tank anyways.

Thanks for both your helps...this site has giving me lots of knowledge pix of my tank will be up when everything is complete i dont like to show whats not complete.
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