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Old 08-10-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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acintics question

I am looking at getting a 4x 65 coralife hood that comes with two 50/50 acintics and 2 10k bulbs. Will this configuration make my tank look "blue"? I currently have wussy regular flourescents that burn white and I love the look. I dislike the "blue" look. I was wondering about getting 3 10k and 1 acintic, would this reduce the "blue" look?
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Old 08-10-2004, 03:37 PM   #2
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it wont make your tank look blue at all. 50/50's come out this kind of off white color. how long has your light setup been running? why is it being changed? is there something you're striving for or was there a problem?

colors in the 14-20k range are your bluer colors...and the corallife bulbs arent actually blue...they're more purple. but when combined with whites i think they look spectacular.

hope that sheds some light

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Old 08-10-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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hope that sheds some light
awesomely bad pun...love it!

i have 4x96 over my 90 gal....2 10,000k and 2 acintic....i keep the 10,000k in the front and the blue in the back so when your looking at the tank you cant even tell the blue is in there.
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Old 08-10-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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oh cool, im upgrading my lights actually i have a whooping 40 watts right now =), enough for viewing but not much growing (though ironically the coral that came with my liverocks.com purchase seems to be doing ok).
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:16 AM   #5
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If you don't want any blue light, just go with 10k's and leave the blue bulbs out. A little deep purple lighting will bring out some colors in some fish and corals, but I also prefer an overall whiter look.
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Take a look at my 40 gallon tank: http://tinyurl.com/6nkpu

It's got 2 96watt PC's, one's 10k, the other's actinic03.
The actinic 03 is in front.

How blue does my tank look, because it doesn't seem very blue to me at all.
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Old 08-11-2004, 02:20 PM   #7
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Actually he hood you are getting has 2 - true actinics and 2-10K's,The color wll be a whitish blue!
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