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Old 09-03-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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PC LIGHTS & KELVIN´s

I have to replace my PC bulbs, 34" 96 W, but I don´t know what is the recommended Kelvin number, my tank is 45 gal 25" high, and I have some Soft corals, anemones, polyps, no clams and some fishes and invertebrates.
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:30 AM   #2
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Assuming you have two bulbs, I'd go with a 10,000k and an actinic 03. If you only had one bulb, I'd probably go with a 50/50.
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I used to do the combo recommended by logan but this time around I went with 1 10K and 1 50/50 and im really liking the whiteness of the light. Of course I havent had the combo for long enought to know how well the corals are reacting to it.

All in all go with the combo that you like the best. THe amount of actinic light over the tank is partially user preference over any kidn of hard set rule.
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My lights are two 34" 96 W, double tubes.
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So, do you think one double 10000K and one double 7100K blue should be fine?
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So, do you think one double 10000K and one double 7100K blue should be fine?
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If they have actinic bulbs get those. I only buy the bulbs that are labled actinic.
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