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Old 08-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #2071
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Where's the best place to buy ATI bulbs online?
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:24 PM   #2072
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Depends on how many you need. Bulkreefsupply.com has them for $1 less than the cheapest I've found if you buy 4 or more of a specific bulb. Otherwise I think aquacave is your best bet. They will price match if you by chance find them cheaper. I have been searching for months to beat their prices and still can't.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #2073
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i think marine depot just dropped their price to match aquacave on the lamps
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:37 PM   #2074
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #2075
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Thanks leo, I'll have to check that out. I'll be buying 6 of each type so I can get the discount and if they dropped the price I can save a $12! LOL Nah, thats actually really good...going to go check now
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #2076
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do you plan on 6 actinic and 6 aquablue?

try and mix it up if anything i'd go with 2 actinic 6 blue plus and 4 aqua blue, but even then i would rather use the purple plus over the actinics, they give a similar spectrum with alot higher PAR.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:56 PM   #2077
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I'm thinking if I go ATI- 4 aquablue 2 purple plus 6 blue plus.

I'm way into my blues, and the 2 purples I think will give me a little boost.

BUT BUT BUT

i am also considering getting wavepoint bulbs this time around. I'm really low on cash and they are $60 cheaper. I could probably get them this month but the ATI's I can't swing right now. :-(

I'm looking at 6 super daylight 12k's and 6 super blues 460 from them. I wont get the purple but I will be more than happy I think with their spectrum.
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if your corals ar doign well then stick with what you have now untill you can get the lamps you really want.

theres nothing worse then spending money on something that you will later regret gettign just because you couldn't afford your choice
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I've read some good things about the wavepoints, I think they might be a good cost effective option. I'm ok with the corals, but I think they can benefit from newer bulbs. I also hate the yellowish hue I have now with the 10k bulbs. :-(

I'm thinking it's time to stock the tank soon, and I was hoping to get a clam. I know they need extreme light so i wanna be at full potential before that.

grrr...theres so many things I need for my tanks and I'm wanting to do another build so I'm trying to spread my money out. LOL
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another build! if your corals are fine then i vote wait until you can buy the good bulbs as for the clam id say go for it when you get good bulbs
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