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Old 08-13-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm thinking of changing the bulbs in my t5 fixture from the bulbs it came with to a higher grade of bulb like ati or uv. Its a 4 bulb setup and was looking for some ideas on a good mix of bulbs. Thanks for any assistance
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What kind of aquarium set are you doing?
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According to his "My Tanks",this would be on a FOWLR.

If that's true, why are you wanting upgraded lighting? Seems to me if the lower grade bulbs produce a visible light spectrum that you like aesthetically, I'd stick with it for the lower costs. If you were running corals, or plants or something, it would be a different story.
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I have two anemones, two leathers and a yellow polyp plus live rock and would like to get more
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I have a 6 bulb (t5ho) fixture and I use ati and uvl bulbs...just switched mine actually. I have 2 Blue Plus (ATI), 2 Actinic White (UVL), 1 Aquablue Special (ATI) and 1 Super Actinic (UVL). I'm happy with that combo and I know yours is just 4 bulbs, but maybe you could make a combo minus 2 of my bulbs.
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I have two anemones, two leathers and a yellow polyp plus live rock and would like to get more
I could be wrong, I'm still a bit newb with aquariums, but I think it's time to upgrade your status from FOWLR to Reef tank =)
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I have two anemones, two leathers and a yellow polyp plus live rock and would like to get more
Because of those.
What fish do you have?
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why would what fish I have make any difference to what bulbs I want for my reef tank or what my status is could someone just answer the question I asked in the first place Thanks
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