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Old 12-19-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
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what are your ATI t5 bulb configurations?

Just wondering what ATI bulb configurations everyone is running? For example:
Sps dominated 90 gallon 24" deep

4 bulb fixture with (2) aquablue special, (1) purple plus, (1) blue plus etc.

Or 6 bulb fixture etc
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personally id go 2 blue plus 1 purple and 1 aquablue

for 6 i would go 4 blue plus ans 1 and 1

for 8 5 blue plus, 1 purple, 2aquablue or 4 blue 1 actinic
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personally id go 2 blue plus 1 purple and 1 aquablue

for 6 i would go 4 blue plus ans 1 and 1

for 8 5 blue plus, 1 purple, 2aquablue or 4 blue 1 actinic
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thats why not many people use actinic anymore, the PAR numbers on them are not very high.

i woudl suggest tryign to find ATI bulbs i would go with 1 day light 1 purple and 2 blue plus. with each bulb you're looking at 320+ PAR per lamp rather then 200 that actinics put out
Do you think the purple puts out good par numbers, or is it mostly for looks? Also it sounds as though the aquablue special and blue plus are pretty equal from your post. Why are you in favor of more blue plus's, is it for looks or because of higher par possibilities.
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the blue plus is very blue, almost like an actinic lamp. the special is a daylight bulb. i'm not loving the purple plus.
on my 8 lamp fixtures i now use 4 blue plus, 3 specials, and a GE 6500k
i wouldn't have anything less than an 8 lamp fixture over an sps dominated 90.
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the blue plus is very blue, almost like an actinic lamp. the special is a daylight bulb. i'm not loving the purple plus.
on my 8 lamp fixtures i now use 4 blue plus, 3 specials, and a GE 6500k
i wouldn't have anything less than an 8 lamp fixture over an sps dominated 90.
Where did you purchase the GE 6500K bulb?
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