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Old 10-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #11
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i would think you could keep a clam under a 4 lamp fixture at only 11-12 inches.
i would use 2 blue plus and 2 aqua blue specials.
i would use ATI blue plus in that halide fixture scotty. you could keep whatever you want in that 60 gallon.

so glad you chimed in mr_x.

do i need all the blue for the growing ability or can i sub a purple plus for one of the blue plus.

should i be mindful of how i stack them in the fixture? or just any order?

i just dont want a blue tank, but if i need it i need it.

thank you.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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and which is a better light wave point or nova extreme?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:05 PM   #13
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I would vote for the nova
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kk thanks carey. what about subbing one of the purples for a blue plus? or do i need the light spectrum of the blue plus?
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I would be going with what Mr x suggested, the two specials and the 2 blue plus's. BUT alot of people add the purple instead of the one blue plus to lessen the blue hue. I don't really notice it I guess lol
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:02 AM   #16
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I would be going with what Mr x suggested, the two specials and the 2 blue plus's. BUT alot of people add the purple instead of the one blue plus to lessen the blue hue. I don't really notice it I guess lol
That's because you like the blue? I'll try the suggested bulb combo. Thanks for replying carey
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i have KZ in my 4 lamp which are more or less the same thing as the ATIs only the day lights are 10k and 14k where as the ATI is 12k. anyways i have a 14k a fiji purple and 2 super blues and they are extremely powerful and the color is great.

corals do best with high PAR and a wide range in the spectrum, but remember different corals in nature are at different depths and the color that penetrates the deepest in nature is ble, which is why the water looks bluer the deeper the water gets and the clearer it is when it shallow. that being said the assumption that SPS that are closer to the surface would benifit more from a wide range of like and i would say aim for about 15k-17k color in the system but some like it bluer then that
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im a fan of the ati purple plus. ive never seen the blue plus. thank you for your knowledge ... im looking forward to seeing this light set up.
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I have the 6 bulb nova extreme pro t5ho fixture on my 40b and am loving it. Still haven't gone much of a reef yet though lol.
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yeah i have a feeling that would be too much for my tank though.
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