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Old 10-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #1411
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I don't believe actinic or blue can show all the natural colors in your tank. Whereas the white called Full Spectrum is because it has all the colors your eyes can see.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:24 AM   #1412
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My blues are blinding.
Do you have a canopy? Might help
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #1413
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Yes I have a canopy. When I open the doors it blinds the whole room. I wonder what it'll be light when I'm running 3 Taos
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I don't believe actinic or blue can show all the natural colors in your tank. Whereas the white called Full Spectrum is because it has all the colors your eyes can see.
I feel that the multicolored ones make the tank look artificial. Let's face it, you don't get red and green at coral depth in the ocean.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #1415
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My tank simulates the shallow reef therefore I see all the natural colors. You have a point if all your corals are found in the deep ocean.
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There is no red and green light 25-30 feet below the surface, where all of your corals where plucked from.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #1417
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I have done snorkeling less than 20 feet that is why I prefer shallow reef in my tank.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #1418
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There is no red and green light 25-30 feet below the surface, where all of your corals where plucked from.
That's why we carry lights. Who wants to see nothing but blue corals?
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #1419
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l had been to Longbeach Aquarium in California and I have seen different tank simulations from deep cold water of Northern Pacific to the shallow warm tropical water of Baja California. They vary from dark but not blue to sunny full spectrum lights. So far I have not seen any of their tanks with just blue lights.

This is what I am talking about. It is in the deep cold water of Northern Pacific. If you notice the water is not really blue and you can see the green and red corals.




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Old 10-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #1420
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First is shot at noon day in Caribbean. 50' of water +100' visibility. No flash. The wreck of the Rhone off of Salt Island. Second picture is of creatures with flash. Without it, there would be no color other than shades of blue at this depth. Similar to a all blue light aquarium. It's realistic, but boring without the full spectrum of colors IMO.
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