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Old 01-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Best ati bulbs for reef?

I have a coral life 4 bulb fixture with 2 moon lights on my reef tank and I want to replace the stock bulbs with 4 ati bulbs. My original plan was to test 2x aqua blue specials and 2x blue plus. However I see they have a new bulb called the coral plus and It says it's 50% aqua blue special, 40% blue plus, 10% purple plus. The only thing is idk if this would be better then my other set up. If it is what combo should I get beings its parts of each would I want to just get 4x coral plus? Or should I mix them. I just want to get the best possible lighting beings I'm spending 80$ on bulbs....
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the coral plus is a cross between the thre it has more blue and more orange then a normal aquablue special and puts out a tad bit more par
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i realize this but the color is 2nd to the benefit the lighting has to coral growth so i want the best combination of bulbs to give optimal growth. So what would that be.
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Actually when I pick out lights I want the full color spectrum as much as possible I like the aquablue, blue plus and purple plus combination. Once the purple plus burns in for a month or so then it isn't nearly as red or at least my particular bulb wasn't.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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Actually when I pick out lights I want the full color spectrum as much as possible I like the aquablue, blue plus and purple plus combination. Once the purple plus burns in for a month or so then it isn't nearly as red or at least my particular bulb wasn't.
That's why I'm thinking of using 4 of the coral plus bulbs because they have the fullest color spectrum. I just don't know If that's the best combination.
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i was goign to say that but i don't know how much blue is actually in themcompared to if you had a blue plus
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I stated what their like in the original post each bulb is 40% of a blue plus
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i understand that lol but how the actuall look in color is what i meant. you still might want to throw a blue plus in
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I called ati but they don't pick up the phone...
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