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carberarr 05-07-2009 01:09 PM

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!:D

melosu58 05-07-2009 01:43 PM

Go with 50/50 bulbs.

carberarr 05-07-2009 02:10 PM

Like these: UVL T5 V-HO Actinic White Bulb 12000K

neilanh 05-07-2009 02:13 PM

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.

carberarr 05-07-2009 02:16 PM

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 :)

ccCapt 05-07-2009 02:17 PM

I don't use T5HO's but I often see these recommended for 4 bulb fixtures.
2 ATI Blue Plus, UVL 75/25 and an ATI Aquablue


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