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Old 09-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #21
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Probably. I'd never use bulbs for a year. Check out the ati bulbs. I used ati special blue, blue plus, and Fiji purple (not an ati bulb). Put together a nice blue tank.
You have a picture ?
Im curious now is it easier to replace all 6 bulbs or buy a MH fixture ?
Do I only have to reach the white bulbs or blue too ?
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #22
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Just replace them all and them you'll know when they all need replaced again. No I don't have Amy pictures from my old tank.
You don't need a MH fixture. They work, but are ancient tech and will raise the to drastically. If you want a new unit, get LEDs. The taotronics are cheap and work wonders.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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Just replace them all and them you'll know when they all need replaced again. No I don't have Amy pictures from my old tank.
You don't need a MH fixture. They work, but are ancient tech and will raise the to drastically. If you want a new unit, get LEDs. The taotronics are cheap and work wonders.
Should I stay with the 54w 10 kk bulbs or go with different intensity ?
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I'd change it. Check out the ati blue plus and special blue bulbs. Them with the Fiji purple make a nice looking tank. I like the Fiji as it is more purple while the ati purple is pink.
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I'd change it. Check out the ati blue plus and special blue bulbs. Them with the Fiji purple make a nice looking tank. I like the Fiji as it is more purple while the ati purple is pink.
Another question related to nems ,
I noticed when she travels past where I had a coral ,
The coral doesn't look good for awhile ,
I'm assuming she has stung it .
I have a bunch of mushrooms coming on live rocks that I was planning on only keeping a few and killing the rest and curing the rock ,
I heard having mushrooms in a tank they release a chemical that can potentially kill anemones ,
Is this true ?
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Those ATI bulbs Hank mentioned are much more potent than the Current lamps you are using now. They will help you squeeze every bit of PAR out of your fixture. With only a 4 lamp fixture, I would skip the KZ Fiji Purple lamp, and just use 2 ATI Blue Plus, and 2 ATI Aquablue Specials.
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Those ATI bulbs Hank mentioned are much more potent than the Current lamps you are using now. They will help you squeeze every bit of PAR out of your fixture. With only a 4 lamp fixture, I would skip the KZ Fiji Purple lamp, and just use 2 ATI Blue Plus, and 2 ATI Aquablue Specials.
They are 6 bulb fixtures
But I was thinking sticking to the blue ,
ATI is the make ?
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Yes, ati is who makes the bulbs.
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Oh...with a 6 bulb fixture you can add a purple lamp if you like. I'm not really fond of them but many people are. When you add these new lamps you are increasing your fixture's potency. In some cases you may want to shield the livestock partially, perhaps with a few sheets of window screen or something to dull the intensity a bit for the first couple weeks and gradually remove it, to lessen any adverse reaction to the sudden increase.
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Oh...with a 6 bulb fixture you can add a purple lamp if you like. I'm not really fond of them but many people are. When you add these new lamps you are increasing your fixture's potency. In some cases you may want to shield the livestock partially, perhaps with a few sheets of window screen or something to dull the intensity a bit for the first couple weeks and gradually remove it, to lessen any adverse reaction to the sudden increase.
Would it be better to change a one or a few bulbs at a time ?
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