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Old 03-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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T-5 ATI bulbs

Sup guys I'm running a 4 bulb unit with 2 blue pluses and 2 blue specials. I'm going to be replacing my blue pluses soon and I was wondering if anyone has tried the purple bulbs or any other combinations ?
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They work. Some thing the ato purple is too pink and suggest the Fiji purple instead.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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I have aquaticlife bulbs, 2xactinic, 1 x 10000k and 1 purple. I dont like the purple because it makes everything browner. I pulled it out once and all my colours popped much better.
I will be replacing them next month and I'm switching to Giessmann bulbs. NO pink or purples either.
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I have the Fiji purple in as well. I don't like it at all.

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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I got rid of my purple and went with two aqua blue plus, which is 11k white and two actinic plus which is blue.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:25 PM   #6
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I love there lights. 2 aqua blue specials 1 purple plus and 1 blue plus. Had them over my 75g African cichlid tank. Now I switched to LED's.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:47 AM   #7
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Can anyone recommend a specific brand for T5 actinic? Someone mentioned to forget about coralife and I'm not sure if I should believe him.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:10 AM   #8
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Here's a quote from the Grim Reefer on one of his articles regarding actinic bulbs

"The good blue lamps are the ATI Blue Plus, Giesemann Actinic Plus, AquaScience 22000K Blue, Narva and Sylvania blues and the UVL 454 and Ice Cap Twilight. The Helios Super Blue is a nice lamp if you can find it."
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Nice info Ingy. I just go the Giesemann PowerChrome Actinic+ and my aquarium looks awesome. It really simulates the deep ocean.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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I like the giesemann bulbs to. Put out nice light and good growth.
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