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Old 10-31-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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ATI or Giesemann?

I'm in the market for some new bulbs and these seem like where it's at haha.

I'm looking for a bluer looking tank, its a little white for my tastes right now.. Im running 2 10k, and 2 actinics.

I don't know much about either bulb brand, so choosing bulbs is kinda hard haha, what would y'all suggest? For good coral growth (I have zoas, palys, frogspawn, gsp, sunflower coarl, a leather, mushrooms) and a good blue-ish look?

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I was unsure about doing Giesemann or ATI when getting my lights. They are both excellent lights and grow coral just fine. Both have great reviews and similar prices. I got the ATI bulbs though b/c when I bought the light fixture I got 25% off and they are slightly cheaper anyway and just as good. I have 6 bulbs: 2 are blue plus, 3 are the aquablue special (which is white w/ a tint of blue) and one purple plus. It's not overly blue nor too white, but in the middle and the corals definitely pop. A good combo for you would be 2 aquablue specials and 2 aquablues or true actinics.
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I was unsure about doing Giesemann or ATI when getting my lights. They are both excellent lights and grow coral just fine. Both have great reviews and similar prices. I got the ATI bulbs though b/c when I bought the light fixture I got 25% off and they are slightly cheaper anyway and just as good. I have 6 bulbs: 2 are blue plus, 3 are the aquablue special (which is white w/ a tint of blue) and one purple plus. It's not overly blue nor too white, but in the middle and the corals definitely pop. A good combo for you would be 2 aquablue specials and 2 aquablues or true actinics.
Great info! I like the sound of how the ATI's look, sounds right what i'm looking for
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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I went with the giesmann. They're really awesome. I use 4 actinics 4 aquablue and the tank is this color when all lights are on. Excuse the algae :P
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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I went with the giesmann. They're really awesome. I use 4 actinics 4 aquablue and the tank is this color when all lights are on. Excuse the algae :P
Looks good!!

I'm considering going with ATI, either 2 aquablue or coralplus(one if each?), and then 2 blueplus, or 1 blueplus and 1 purpleplus.

What do y'all think? I'm looking for good coral "pop", and for all colors to get brought out. And just to be clear its a 4 bulb fixture.
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Looking more and 2 coralplus and 2blueplus sounds good too..

Too many choices!! Haha
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I like ati
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Good haha, cause I just ordered 2 CoralPlus and 2 BluePlus!
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That's good! I all ati blue plus and 1 aquablue special (6 bulb fixture) t5ho
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