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Old 05-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Opinion on t5 bulbs

So today I will be ordering new t5 bulbs for my 4 bulb 48" fixture .I have a 75 somewhat reef I just have a small colony of zoas, gionopora that has been doing gr8 under t5, rock anemone.can anyone help me out on choseing the right bulbs .? They have aquablue special and blue plus , and I'm not sure which daytime bulbs to get .
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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If it were me id go 1 white 2 blue 1 purple...the more white light the more "growing" power with t5s so it'll come down to the look your going for
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If it were me id go 1 white 2 blue 1 purple...the more white light the more "growing" power with t5s so it'll come down to the look your going for
Ok , I haven't tried any purple bulbs ever will that just bring out more colors ?
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I find it helps to dull out the blues to the naked eye and provide decent growth
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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I use two aquablue specials and 2 blue plus bulbs. I've tried the purple but don't like it one bit, too purple for me. lol
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I use two aquablue specials and 2 blue plus bulbs. I've tried the purple but don't like it one bit, too purple for me. lol
Yea I wasn't sure about how the purple was gonna look . How are the aqua blue specials ? I need st for daytime bulbs and I wanted to replace the actinic with better bulbs . What would you suggest ?
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I don't have any purple tint in my tank running 3 acticnic 2 Fiji purple and 1 new generation 10k gives it almost a natural light look with a little blue to the eye and I get good growth from my sps at 18"

Edit* ill take a pic an a hour when the rest of my lights kick on
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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I don't have any purple tint in my tank running 3 acticnic 2 Fiji purple and 1 next generation 10k gives it almost a natural light look with a little blue to the eye and I get good growth from my sps at 18"
I feel like my zoas and gionopora , are doing well under the bulbs I have which came with the light I got. I have had the light for a yr now so I believe its time to change them out and I had a issue with gha which I'm getting over with now .
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What bulbs did it come with
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