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Old 02-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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I'm thinking of ordering new t5 fixtures since I have two different 2 bulb fixtures...any one have experience or hear say about the ATI dimmable sunpower t5ho fixture and also if I should get the 4 or 6 bulb?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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I have the ATI 8 bulb fixture, not the dimmable sunpower model though. I love mine. As for the amount of bulbs, I'd get as many as you could afford. More light = more corals you can keep etc.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #13
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I have the Current USA Nova Extreme Pro 54w6 bulb 324w total. This was the only one I could find that fit on my 55g. The others were about an inch bigger on each side of tank. I did replace the bulbs soon after I got it. They are ok but I wanted diff spectrums and got ATI's. I did keep the bulbs inase one blows out. I love the factor 4 bulbs are on a power cord and then 2 are on another power cord. That way they can be cycled on. I added a few moonlights . I am getting ready to order my second set of bulbs. Never had any problems.
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I'm gonna get the ati dimmable sunpower 6x54 system the width is 13.4 so just a lil wider then my 55 I don't get paid til end of the month...with my order I get to pick my bulbs I want... I know I want ATI but what kind should I get? Also here's what my tank looks like now I like the whit but want some more blue in it
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #15
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I'm gonna get the ati dimmable sunpower 6x54 system the width is 13.4 so just a lil wider then my 55 I don't get paid til end of the month...with my order I get to pick my bulbs I want... I know I want ATI but what kind should I get? Also here's what my tank looks like now I like the whit but want some more blue in it
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2 ATI Aqua Blue Special
1 ATI Coral Plus
1 ATI True Actinic
2 ATI Blue Plus
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I'd get a fiji purple in there. For my 4 bulb I was going to go 1 blue plus, 1 aqua blue special, 1 coral plus, 1 fiji purple. I threw the coral plus in there because it had just come out and wanted to give it a shot.

Now I have an upgraded tank, now 55, and am looking for a new lighting unit. It is either a 6 bulb or led. I was looking at the 6 bulb T5Ho from Aquaticlife since it had a built in timer and only 1 cord. And for LED, I was thinking about 2 Orphek LED units. Couldn't find a link to the aquaticlife ones, but you could just look at thier home page for it. Here is the one for the LEDs. Hope this helps.

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How was the coral plus?
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