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Old 06-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #1561
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On my 55g I have the ATI aquablue specials and their reg actinics.

I was thinking the 12k whites and 2 of the blue plus and 4 of the reg actinics.
But like I said, I'm only able to afford the 6 whites this month. :-(

Also, when my whites are on, its not only 6 whites on that switch, theres 2 blues as well. So 8 bulbs on switch one and 4 bulbs on switch 2. I was gonna use the blue plus ones on switch one.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #1562
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8 on one switch and 4 on a second?? Wow I followed along when you got this hood but for some reason it didn't sink in that it has 12 bulbs!! That's crazy! Is running more on one switch normal?
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Personally I think it's stupid, no idea why they would set it up like that. lol

It also doesnt mention that in any of the online descriptions. I'd prefer to have some blueish in my whites only but I wish i had a choice. hehe

Still a great fixture!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #1564
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I'm sure you could have it re-wired, would just need to take 1 or 2 off the primary switch and connect them to the secondary...but like you said, still a great fixture
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And I just noticed, you joined in feb 2011 and have over 5k posts.......holy crap lol
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Carey you might want to look into building (or have built) racks for your tanks.

2x6 and 2x4's and go from floor to ceiling with stock tanks from tractor supply. Rugged and are usually a buck a gallon. Or use glass tanks what you have.

I'll be heck of a lot cheaper and stronger than buying those crappy stands.
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Personally I think it's stupid, no idea why they would set it up like that. lol

It also doesnt mention that in any of the online descriptions. I'd prefer to have some blueish in my whites only but I wish i had a choice. hehe

Still a great fixture!!

i would avoid the actinics there is no need for them and the blue plus puts out a much nicer color with alot more PAR, if anything just place two true actinics and the rest blue plus
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #1568
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i would avoid the actinics there is no need for them and the blue plus puts out a much nicer color with alot more PAR, if anything just place two true actinics and the rest blue plus

Thats a solid idea. Might do that then. I just dont know how blue the blue plus ones are. lol
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They are blue....plus some
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lol they are really blue, 20000k blue, where as the actinics hit a bit of a purpleish.

we basically look for a full spectrum lighting to enhance coral growth which thse bulbs already do, so its not really a matter of what types of lamps its more of a matter of how much PAR you can generate. PAR is not just how bright a lamp is its also includs how much light gets to a set area and also involves the spectrum. that beign said the more the PAR the better the growth, the rest is all simply looks to the viewer, which is why alot of people remove the actinics and go on a 4 lamp system with 1 daylight 1 purple and 2 blue. the daylights put out slightly more PAR and give a whiter look where as the purple and blue give the same PAR and together allow for coral colors to really stand out

heres a good review on the different lamp spectrums and there is also a link to the grim reefers PAR tests on reef central ( KZ lamps were later tested in the area of page 30)

http://www.practicalcoralfarming.com/t5spectrums.html

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=918935

sylvania makes both ATI and KZ lamps and both put out similar numbers but KZ fiji purples produce higher red then the purple plus but less orange
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