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Old 06-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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just bought a reef light

i just bought 24" 2Ft 4 TUBE T5 HO FLUORESCENT GROW LIGHT SYSTEM BULB | eBay

for my 26g so now i finally can start adding corals. any suggestions what i should add first?

hopefully this fixture is good, the offer was to good to not get it
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it will work fine. i would change the bulbs immediately though. the bulbs they are sending are for plants.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #3
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that i know i have a thread in the eneral hardware about what ATI tube line up i should use

i've been thinking, 3 blue+ and a purple+
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This is for sw? I would go with the 2 blue specials and 2 actinic. Looks great over my tank.
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i kind of like the pinkish hue, my current T8 is a pinkish white and i like how it makes the coralline algae look. its also been said that the purple+ make the greens and reds of corals pop more
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True. It's all up to you. maybe 2 of the purple and 2 of the actinic?
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thats possible to but that may be to much purple, might drown out the blue. i wish google was yeilding better results. i did see 3 blue+ and an actinic but that was way to blue for my liking, all the yellow was blue and the fish had next to no color to them, then i saw the same tank with 2 blue+ 1 aquablue and 1 actinic and the aquablue made it look alot whiter.

i liked the way 2 blue+ 1 purple+ and 1 aqualblue looked, i had a nice pink hue but there was not enough blue so maybe if the tubes were true actinic rather then blue+ they would look more to my liking
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