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Old 03-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Acropora

I want to get an acropora and I have a 6 bulb t5ho over a 65 gallon reef will this be enough light for an acro?
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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If you keep it in the top 1/3 of the tank you should be able to.
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Ok sweet thanks
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Do you have high PAR lamps in your fixture or are they the stock ones? The lamps definitely make a difference.
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I believe there is 1 10000k 1 purple and 4 actinics
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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The brand makes a difference. ATI and Giesemann being the most potent. In many cases, the lamps that come with fixtures aren't that good. the numbers you mentioned are simply color temperature, not potency. If you have any trouble with the SPS, you can always put those lamps in to give your fixture a little more punch.
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They are the stock ones that came with the fixture the fixture is an aquatic life
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Yes, well, again, if you have trouble coloring up your SPS, or extra slow growth, I would replace the lamps with ATI blue plus, ATI aqua blue specials, and maybe a UVL Aquasun.
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Ok thanks for the help
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I'm going to jump in here with a Q for MrX.
I have a 4 bulb fixture that I'm going to change bulbs on. Giesemann is available and what I'll get. The fixture is an aqua life with 2 pairs of bulbs on separate timers. Here's what I'm thinking;

2 actinic plus on 1 timer,
1 midday on other
I am up in the air as to the final bulb. I am thinking a 3rd actinic plus or an Aqua Blue. I don't like the hue the pure actinic gives.

Thought or recommendations for the final bulb.
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