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Old 07-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Ati bulbs

Would like to get some opinions about this recent purchase I made for my 4 bulb t5 fixture. Tank size is 55 gallon long

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Always second guessing myself after I purchase somethin lol...
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:20 AM   #2
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Looks like you bought 3 actinics and 1 daylight bulb. I'd go for 2x2. 2 Aquablue specials (these are daylights) and 2 actinics (either 2 blue + OR 1 blue + and one purple +)
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Looks like you bought 3 actinics and 1 daylight bulb. I'd go for 2x2. 2 Aquablue specials (these are daylights) and 2 actinics (either 2 blue + OR 1 blue + and one purple +)
Ricks right. Your gonna want just what he said. I have 2 aquablue specials,1 purple plus and 1 blue plus on my African Cichlid tank and the colors are crazy!! I could only imagine the justice those bulbs will do on a saltwater tank.



Just to give you an idea these were taken under the blue and purple plus only. I know it's fresh water but wanted to show you how it makes the colors just POP!


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Old 07-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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Ricks right. Your gonna want just what he said. I have 2 aquablue specials,1 purple plus and 1 blue plus on my African Cichlid tank and the colors are crazy!! I could only imagine the justice those bulbs will do on a saltwater tank.

Just to give you an idea these were taken under the blue and purple plus only. I know it's fresh water but wanted to show you how it makes the colors just POP!
I just found my new bulb purchase. Those colors are amazing with the purple plus. Ive only ever tried the aquablues and actinics.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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Ricks right. Your gonna want just what he said. I have 2 aquablue specials,1 purple plus and 1 blue plus on my African Cichlid tank and the colors are crazy!! I could only imagine the justice those bulbs will do on a saltwater tank.



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Sweet looking pics man. Haven't seen too many folks use them for freshwater. Looks good!
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Thank you guys for replying, so I should get 1 more aquablue or should I get a coral plus
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This is why I got the idea to place this order
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Thank you guys for replying, so I should get 1 more aquablue or should I get a coral plus
Some say the Aquablue washes out the other colors somewhat. But I think it gives just the right amount of daylight mixed with enough blue to make it look nice, goes good with ati blue plus and has high par making it a great choose for reef tanks.

The coral plus would give more blue in place of Aquablue specials. Its color spectrum falls between that of the Aquablue Special and the Blue Plus. From the manufacturer: "This white lamp has a higher blue emphasis to enhance the fluorescent pigments in your corals while still having some peaks of red and green." They are bluer than the Aquablues and have less of the yellow green harshness.
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Got the bulbs and they are awesome!! Installed them on Tuesday and am going to see how my corals are affected by just running the one aquablue special. Going to order another one and a coral plus bulb just in case.

FYI I ordered these off saltysupply.com for only 4.99 shipping. No special handling fees either and they were packaged better then some of the websites I've used before
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Very nice. Provide pics if you can.
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