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Old 03-28-2011, 01:46 PM   #11
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So now onto my lighting questions,

The setup comes with a t5 4x54watt unit. I'mnot sure how old the bulbs are so I was going to replace them to be sure. Any recommendations on bulbs? What are the best bulbs? They all seem relatively close in price even the german bulbs. I'm keeping alot of corals and am moving into sps now so I want the best possible lights I can get.
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I've been told the golden rule with tanks is not to transport them with water in it's too much pressure on tank and will cause leaks!!!

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LOL The tanks coming with just sand in it. The water is coming in tubs with the LR and the rest in containers. I dont think anyone could move a full 55g tank. hehe
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ATI lamps are my favorite. those and giesemann bulbs are about the best. they put out the most PAR, and in my opinion, looks the best as well. wait until you change out the bulbs...it will be light someone flicked a light on!
i know a vendor that drop ships lamps to your door. he's the cheapest i've seen. LMK and i'll put you in touch.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:01 PM   #16
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The giesemann were what i was looking at. The ati are cheaper where Ive been looking. I will prob go with them if they give a good solid color. Any recommendations on color? I know I need 2 aetnic ones but what spectrum would work best for alot of corals? I no longer have the anemone in my tank btw so no special lighting for him required.

I have alot of mostly beginner corals, just got 2 arcopora frags but thats about it. I will note my brain color was potentially bleached by my t5's in my current setup so I would like to avoid that again.

Thanks for the advice X.
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2 ATI blue plus and 2 ATI aquablue specials. would be my choice.
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As always, thanks!
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2 ATI blue plus and 2 ATI aquablue specials. would be my choice.

Mr X, what is the difference between these lights? acquinics mentioned by CArie
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Umm dumb question but which bulb is which? Is the aqua blue the aetnic? or the aquaplus?

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