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Old 01-08-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
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lighting Help needed...

hi guys..

I am ready to order my lights for my reef
i need to buy 2 bulbs

here are the choices..

  • 1) 10,000K

    2) Bright Blue (Peak output in the 420-430nm range with almost all output between 400nm and 500nm)

    3) Deep Blue Actinic (Peak output in the 420-430nm range with almost all output between 380nm and 450nm)

    4) twin-tube bulb has one tube that is 10000K and one tube that is Deep Blue 03 actinic


Which ones should i get and in what configuration.

i cannot turn one bulb on @ a time.
the ballast does not allow it, so both the bulbs will be on and off at the same time..

i could get 1&2 or 1&3 or 4&4 or 1&4 you get it..

So what do you think..

Thanks for your help
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it would be helpful to know what you will have in the tank and what type of bulbs you are buying and also what size the tank is.
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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Lol.. Ur Right...

well the tank will have GSP, SOme shrums and Xenia.

2X65 watts of PC light should be good.. IMO

i wanted to know which configuration is best..
and which is better.... bright blue or Deep Blue Actinic

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Unless that is a very small tank, that is probably not enough light. But going on the assumption that it is a small tank, I would go with the 2 # 4 option. This will be a nice blue color to the tank with enough actinic for any purpose.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:02 PM   #5
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silly me.. its a 29 gal tanks...
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:06 PM   #6
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ok, I still stand by my option choice, you should do ok with that.
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