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Old 11-08-2011, 10:15 PM   #1511
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #1512
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get some sleep. its not good for a body to run on empty.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:02 AM   #1513
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Any suggestions for bulbs?

Am wondering how purple would do, anyone know how purple would look or what "color" combination would be nice?

Would they still allow the needed light for coral and fish growth?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:36 AM   #1514
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Any suggestions for bulbs?

Am wondering how purple would do, anyone know how purple would look or what "color" combination would be nice?

Would they still allow the needed light for coral and fish growth?
Purple gives it a purple hue. Kinda like a backlight.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #1515
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Just my opinion, but I don't like the purple bulbs at all on my 125g. I really want to change them out to ATI blue pluses. :-( Just another thing on my list of things to do...... In my tank the purple just makes the coralline look too too purple and fake in m y opinion. It seems to be washing out the colors of my corals.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #1516
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Wow, buffy. Your tank look phenomenal! Its been a while since I've seen your thread.. seems like your set the bar for the new comers to this hobby great job.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #1517
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Purple gives it a purple hue. Kinda like a backlight.
Thanks, kinda thought that but wasn't sure.

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Just my opinion, but I don't like the purple bulbs at all on my 125g. I really want to change them out to ATI blue pluses. :-( Just another thing on my list of things to do...... In my tank the purple just makes the coralline look too too purple and fake in m y opinion. It seems to be washing out the colors of my corals.
Do you have any pictures with the purple in? How many bulb setup do you have and what kinds? I forgot.

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Wow, buffy. Your tank look phenomenal! Its been a while since I've seen your thread.. seems like your set the bar for the new comers to this hobby great job.
Thanks, it's been a phenomenal effort too lol.

So, my 3 lil fishies are still doing good. Fire fish doesn't hide as much and actually lets me put my face up to the glass and we stare at each other eye to eye LOL.

Seems like the tail on my Banghaii is getting bluer.

And my Cardinal's eyes are definitely red red red.

They seemed to have grown alot since being moved to the dt earlier this week.

I'm concerned about my Colored Favia Brain coral though, he seems as though his outer color is getting lighter. Is that bleaching? He was getting like that just a little when I had him down on the sand, so I moved him to the middle and he still is getting a little lighter.

I finally have a few days off and this weekend gets a pwc. I'll be testing parameters before and a few hours after pwc.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:01 AM   #1518
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get some sleep. its not good for a body to run on empty.

Unfortunately I got some sleep and ended up not hearing my alarm so was late for work........which led to being "under investigation" now. Jeez just because I overslept and didn't call in by my start time. Grr. Man are these people getting on my last nerve.

Thanks for the link, I hope you don't mind but I forwarded to the guy that's building my cabinet so he can see what I'm trying to do instead of me trying to explain.
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wow buffy. i dont think i would make it a day in your world. your a better woman than i am.
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Hey Buffy. I have a 12 bulb fixture with 2 purple plus, 4 blue plus and 6 aquablue specials. I recently moved the purple bulbs from the front of the fixture to the back so it's not as purple. Here are some shots of the lights on, hope they help.



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