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Old 05-07-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Need Actinics that arent so BLUE!

Hello, I am looking at a replacement T5 bulb, thats not so BLUE.

The Actinics that came with my fixture are just TOO blue. The blue glow is a little overkill, and the tank is sort of near the living room, so there always a blue tint through the room.

My question is, what other lighting options are there that are good for the reef and good for not being so blue?

What I have:
2 x SlimPaq 10,000k
2 x 460nm Actinic

I was looking at the Giesemann Midday 6000k bulbs.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Like these: UVL T5 V-HO Actinic White Bulb 12000K
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Geissman makes a Pure Actinic bulb that is actually purple visibly. I quite like it, although I do mix it with a 'blue' actinic+ bulb as well.
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Yeah im trying to get a good mix thats not so overpowering blue. WHats in there now is definitely that way. To me it makes the tank "blurry", maybe blue just doesnt work with my eyes
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I don't use T5HO's but I often see these recommended for 4 bulb fixtures.
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