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Old 09-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #11
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still trying to come up with some transition lighting as I only have the single MH bulb and no room for a blue light. Thinking xmas lights or led ropes maybe....
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #12
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Do you all agree my corals are lacking color under the halides? Do I ned different halides, actinics, timing? What will make the coral colors pop when lights on?
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id try those cfls that are blue! and ozo upgrade your bulbs to a 20k halide
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A thing you can look at are stunner led light strips. They might not be the best to "grow" corals but they will really make them pop. I'm really thinking on getting some for my light fixture.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #15
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I vote for a good quality 20k bulb. You should for sure see a difference
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that tank will look completely different lol
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I vote for a good quality 20k bulb. You should for sure see a difference
I read somewhere a 20k can hinder coral growth that true? Are the 39w actinics ok?

Carey, which halide should I get? The odyssea ones are ten bucks a piece. I see some halide bulbs for fifty a piece. Any suggestions?
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that tank will look completely different lol
You taking about my tank? Different how?
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ive heard that too but never seen proof really. id only worry if you wanted sps. and id recommend sps brand or xm
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I just went through this with mr x on one of my threads yesterday. he said that as long as the Par is there it doesnt matter the 20k or 14k as far as coral growth. Because I don't even have actinic supplement with my setup I was really concerned.

Not sure which of my threads its in might eb the 20g rimlees one. But he went great lengths to explain it all to me
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