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Old 09-27-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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HOw often should bulbs from T5 fixture b replaced? I have a12 bulb fixture that HAS One big reflector n have not changed a bulb in sometime n read that one should..


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Old 09-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Who really changes/ replace their lights?

Is it really a noticeable in corals?
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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I just changed out my 12 bulbs in my 6 footer. It's like night and day now. if your bulbs are a year old or more then you will notice a change guaranteed.
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I just changed out my 12 bulbs in my 6 footer. It's like night and day now. if your bulbs are a year old or more then you will notice a change guaranteed.
That's what I have... Don't remember how expensive it is???
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The twelve ATI bulbs run about $250 for the full set.
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The twelve ATI bulbs run about $250 for the full set.
Cool, not bad. Thanks!!
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it's very important to change your bulbs when recommended. they actually lose potency and change color over time.
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it's very important to change your bulbs when recommended. they actually lose potency and change color over time.
Should all be changed all at once or one by one? Do the fish adjust..
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I changed out 8 bulbs and waited a few days and then added the other 4. I also cut back my lighting schedule to make sure I didn't bleach out any corals.
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