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Old 08-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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Wow, that seems like quite the variety...you said you have this fixture correct? If so, what are you running?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
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Figured I'd jump in since I have a similar question.

Mr X, what do you think of this bulb lineup for my 12 bulb setup

4 ATI blue plus
2 ATI purple plus
6 ATI aquablue special

Too much blue? I really love the blue hue I get on my 4 bulbs system which is running 2 aquablue specials and 2 blue plus.

But I figured on the 12 bulb one it might be TOO much blue so I was gonna add the purple plus ones.

Sorry to hijack the thread, jsut saved me from starting a new one.
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yes, i do have it, but i don't have a tank set up right now. i ran basically the same lamps except i used UVL 75/25's instead of the 6500k daylights.

btw, look at my photos-
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don't those corals glow!

i don't think it will be too much blue carey. but don't take my word for it- this is your tank, and ultimately, you have to stare at it every day!
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:23 AM   #14
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By all means ask any questions you got cause i'm in a serious learning stage and i've read all your posts so there is no hijack apology required!

You're tanks are beautiful by the way Carey!
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #15
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Ok, did you re-wire it for a timer when you had it up and running?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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i ran it on a timer, but i just had all the lamps come on at once. no rewiring necessary for that.
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here...breeze through this and you'll see when i added the t5s...
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Wow...I believe i am sold on that.

It's a shame you don't have that beautiful tank set up anymore. Such a great build to read. Will the that fixture be able to penetrate a tank that's 2 feet deep?
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yes. easily.
don't worry, i just picked up a 265 gallon tank that i'm going to be putting in the wall in my den. it will most likely be lit with those very T5s and it's 31" deep, without a sand bed.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #20
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Wow...i guess the phrase still stands "Go BIG or go home" lol.

What is your take on Starphire glass? Huge difference? or is only with the big tanks with real thick glass?
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