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Old 03-17-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Buying new T5 Bulbs

Hey guys. I am getting new bulbs for my 4 bulb fixture. Thinking about ordering 2 - ATI Blue Plus, 1 - ATI Coral Plus, and 1 - KZ New Gen. What do you think of this combination? Anybody run this? Anybody think something else that may be better? I like a nice blue tint but not too blue. Thanks.
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Hey guys. I am getting new bulbs for my 4 bulb fixture. Thinking about ordering 2 - ATI Blue Plus, 1 - ATI Coral Plus, and 1 - KZ New Gen. What do you think of this combination? Anybody run this? Anybody think something else that may be better? I like a nice blue tint but not too blue. Thanks.
Reefs require blue (actinic) and white bulbs.

So I would go with two bulbs 6700K and two bulbs actinic. Some prefer 1W 3B, but I think 2W and 2B is more efficient.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #3
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I would go with two aquablue specials and two blue plus ones. Or swap out a blue plus for that kz if you like. The combo above will be too blue specially if you just want a hint of blue
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I'm running 3 Blue+, 2 AquaBlue Special's, and a Purple+. I think it's a pretty good combination that gives a crisp look.

I agree with Carey. 2 Blue+ and 2 AquaBlue Specials. Do your bulbs come on at different times or all at once?
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I'd swap out the coral+ for an aquablue special. I literally have that exact combo sitting packaged up in my living room since I upgraded to LEDs before using them.
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They come on different times. Right now I have 3 blue plus and 1 aquablue. Its ok but the aquablue kind of washes stuff out. How about 2 blue plus, 1 coral plus, and 1 purple plus. Or maybe 2 blue plus and 2 coral plus?
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The KZ fiji purple is a better purple overall in my opinion.
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So what about 2 blue plus, 1 coral plus, and 1 fiji? Anyone run this?
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That's a good combo, used to run that over a 20 and looked great
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The KZ fiji purple is a better purple overall in my opinion.
Yeah I don't know that my ATI Purple really adds anything that my eyes can see.
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