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Old 09-21-2011, 12:58 PM   #141
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i like the ATI one of course, just more $$. Not sure if bulbs are included either. But the ati is dimmable which is kick butt!
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IMO you are only talking 6 inches overall which means 3 on each side if you center it. Should look fine I would think.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #143
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Whoops, sorry, I didn't finish reading the thread before I responded. To quote Emily Latella, "Never Mind".
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Carey,

I just finished reading, i think i'm sold on that fixture. I don't want any limitations...i would like to be able to keep things from softies to SPS, clams and nems.

Another question, which such a powerful light, would i not be able to keep the lower light corals.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #145
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Just read no bulbs included....hmmmm
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #146
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Whoops, sorry, I didn't finish reading the thread before I responded. To quote Emily Latella, "Never Mind".

Lol...now im confused
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #147
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So it's going to be either or on the fixture...depending on how loose my pockets are the day of the purchase....Mr. X said to get a combo of aquablue plus, aquablue special, and purple plus...I like that blueish look and then when the colors pop when it's night time...almost like they are glowing. what other bulbs should be in the mix?
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Yep, ati usually doesn't include bulbs in their fixtures I've found. But some sites will give you a percentage off the bulbs if you buy the fixture. usually like 25% I think.

You would place your corals according to their light and flow demands. The less like liking ones go towards or on the bottom and the needier ones can be placed higher up in the tank. same as if you had a crappy light.
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Just a warning, the purple plus is quite purple. I just put in all new ATI bulbs in my 12 bulb fixture. I went with 6 ati aquablue specials at about 12k spectrum. That gets rid of the yellowish hue you can get with 10k bulbs. For the actinics I have 4 ati blue plus and 2 purple plus. I have just aquablue specials and blue pluses on my 55 and really like the blue tint it gives.

I just tried out the purple ones to see what they do. I still have 4 more blue pluses to install yet though so maybe the purple will die down a bit.
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Lol thanks carey...this is so hard to decide!!! In all honestly i should prolly go with the aquaticlife one, but im such a tech nerd and I love the latest and greatest...lol....

Any thoughts on bulbs?
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