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Old 02-06-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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blue spectrum light

hey all, Im thinking about trying somthing like this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113350 on my 29gall to help enhance the color on my corals and to-be corals...would it be worth my $$ ?
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What kind of lighting do you have now?
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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well I would put it in place of my normal white stock light
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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I think your money would be better spent on upgrading to a new fixture that has both daylight and actinic bulbs. If you are running a NO florescent light it will not be sufficient enough to house corals.
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I think your money would be better spent on upgrading to a new fixture that has both daylight and actinic bulbs. If you are running a NO florescent light it will not be sufficient enough to house corals.
oh I do have a better light fixture(s) (95 watts of CF, one daylight/actinic and one just daylight) , this will just be for added affects
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IMO it will not do anything for your tank. If you had a VHO system and use high watt bulbs it would help for added effects but not that low watt bulb.
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IMO it will not do anything for your tank. If you had a VHO system and use high watt bulbs it would help for added effects but not that low watt bulb.
ok, darn...that stink cause I like the flourecent colors some of the corals get under the blue light oh well!
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I mean it might look pretty under there, dont get me wrong. But it will not do much for the corals.
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What fixture do you have now? You might be able to change the bulbs around to get more blue light.
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I'm confused.

You say you're already running a 96W unit with one daylight/actinic bulb and one pure daylight bulb... correct? So you're already running a blue (actinic) bulb, although it's just one half of the bulb. Why not just change out your daylight/actinic bulb to just actinic, so you're running one blue bulb and one white bulb?

That's what I'm running in my 196W unit - 1/2 the bulb wattage is actinic, the other 1/2 is 10k. Everything seems happy, although at this point it's only some zoanthids and a plate coral.
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