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Old 03-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #231
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Purple? Never thought of that!
It's a really nice color and brings out the coraline color. It's not that noticable when mixed with other bulbs but the coraline will pop!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:47 AM   #232
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Yeah the purple plus bulb brings out more red and oranges.it looks awesome on a tank. I run one. Its made by ati. Awesome bulbs! I have 2 true actinic 1 coral plus and a purple plus all awesome bulbs! I run my halide for 8 hrs per day so I have no need for more than 1 daylight bulb but when the halide goes off the corals still like some daylight until sunset then its just 1 actinic and the purple plus. Also the idea for a mini fuge is pretty cool! I might steal it! I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work and pods grow anywhere! I have them growing in my hob filter LOL a lot of them too atleast 1000 and at night they are all over my glass so you dont really need a fuge to have a good pod population.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #233
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Yeah the purple plus bulb brings out more red and oranges.it looks awesome on a tank. I run one. Its made by ati. Awesome bulbs! I have 2 true actinic 1 coral plus and a purple plus all awesome bulbs! I run my halide for 8 hrs per day so I have no need for more than 1 daylight bulb but when the halide goes off the corals still like some daylight until sunset then its just 1 actinic and the purple plus. Also the idea for a mini fuge is pretty cool! I might steal it! I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work and pods grow anywhere! I have them growing in my hob filter LOL a lot of them too atleast 1000 and at night they are all over my glass so you dont really need a fuge to have a good pod population.
I'll have to look into a purple bulb! I love reds and oranges and yellows.

I'm glad you like my "mini-fuge" idea. I was looking on line for refugiums and they are pretty expensive. Then I thought about using an hob filter with no filter media. Seems like the same thing to me and it already has a pump built in.

Ugh... 3rd day in a row I've woken up with a headache... I think I've caught my kids' cold. Joy.
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Yeah fuges are expensive! Like atleast $150 you can get a nice hob filter for $50 and I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work. Your idea is basicly a really small fuge that seems like a really great alternative way to make one I think ill go do that today after work ill go pick up a big one maybe 400gph and give it a try. Or ill turn the one I have now into one and get a new one for my acual filter
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Yeah fuges are expensive! Like atleast $150 you can get a nice hob filter for $50 and I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work. Your idea is basicly a really small fuge that seems like a really great alternative way to make one I think ill go do that today after work ill go pick up a big one maybe 400gph and give it a try. Or ill turn the one I have now into one and get a new one for my acual filter
Let me know how it works.
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I sure will. It might be a week before I get it going because my fish guy went to vegas for the week. And I refuse to buy from my lfs because everything is atleast double the price. I just can bring myself to spend abother penny there lol
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I sure will. It might be a week before I get it going because my fish guy went to vegas for the week. And I refuse to buy from my lfs because everything is atleast double the price. I just can bring myself to spend abother penny there lol
I don't blame you! Petshops/lfs's in general are always way over priced.
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I don't blame you! Petshops/lfs's in general are always way over priced.
They have to pay bills and feed their families, is usually the reason.
What will we do when all the pet stores are put out of business by the online retailers? Have multiple 5 gallon buckets of salt shipped to our houses?
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They have to pay bills and feed their families, is usually the reason.
What will we do when all the pet stores are put out of business by the online retailers? Have multiple 5 gallon buckets of salt shipped to our houses?
That's a very valid point.
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They have to pay bills and feed their families, is usually the reason.
What will we do when all the pet stores are put out of business by the online retailers? Have multiple 5 gallon buckets of salt shipped to our houses?
I also have a family to feed and lights to keep on so I can't afford to be paying outrageous prices for some of this stuff. I guess that's capitalism at is finest
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