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Old 04-18-2015, 11:03 PM   #11
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The truth is I don't know. When I look up bulb combinations they never have examples so I know which ones I like to duplicate. I want crisp and clear. The picture at the top of the link below I think is my favorite look.

http://howtocleanafishtank.net/aquarium-maintenance/crystal-clear-aquarium-water
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:25 AM   #12
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That looks like 18k or so, and I don't think you are going to get this out of purple and pink lamps. You need more blue than your lineup has at the moment. I would at least double the blue plus. Get rid of a coral plus.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:58 AM   #13
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Ok, what about

4 ATI Blue Plus
1 ATI Purple Plus
1 Ge 6500k or ATI Aquablue Special

A guy (Grim Reefer) on Reef Central had this setup recommendation. Would this get me the 18k look then?
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Go with the aquablue special over the 6500k- that lamp is just for extra par and you will have plenty with these ATI lamps. As far as the purple plus, I would rather the Korallen Zucht Fiji Purple, though personally, I think purple lamps do nothing for a tank aesthetically. I'd use a Coral plus instead of a purple lamp.
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Ok, what order would you put them in?
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Well, you are going to have to put the blue lamps on one timer and the daylights on the other...they are controlled separately, right? It says in the description that leds and t5s are controlled separately. if all 6 lamps come on and go off at the same time, then just stagger the blues and whites.
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The front three come on together. The back three come on together and the LEDs come on together.
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Alright then. I would put the blues on one and the daylights on the other. It doesn't matter which. Any configurations of any high end lamps is going to give you basically the same growth, it's just the coloration that may differ. in the end it's entirely up to you, not me, nor Grim Reefer, who has to enjoy this tank.
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