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Old 12-12-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Daylight : Actinic

what is the correct ratio for daylight and actinic lighting iv'e been told its 50%
each however i have 150w of MH and only 60w Actinic flourescent, any Help is appriciated.

Also: I'm keeping Coral if that matters.
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With MH you do not need antic. It is only for your "viewing pleasure" Corals do best with 6500-10k bulbs, 14k bulbs throw in some blue hue that is pleasing to the eye and 20 k add a lot of blue. I use antic along with my 14k MH for a morning dusk effect. I let them run all day to add a little blue but it is not necessary. If it makes you feel better I only run 250w antic to 2000w MH
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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oh right, thats ok then Thanks
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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For MH, its whatever is pleasing.

For pure fluorescent fixtures, its 50/50 unless you need more intensity, so you then add actinic.
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