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Bulb change time. Looking for advice on colors


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    Default Bulb change time. Looking for advice on colors

    It's that time of the year, based on what I was told by the previous owner of my fixture the bulbs are between 1 year to 16 months old, so out with the old. I searched everywhere on suggestions for colors, but I've got what appears to be and unusual type of setup. It's an Aquatiife g12 fixture with 2 150w halides 2 54w t5's. Right now it has 10k halides and just the standard actinic t5 that came with the fixture. I want to switch the halides out to 20k for a more bluer look, but don't know what to do with the t5's. I don't want it too blue. The t5's run 12 hours a day, so they stay on along with the halides. I'm ordering from BRS so the have all the popular bulbs. Let
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    How about the 20k's a purple and one actinic. That should make your corals pop.

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    Thats what I was thinking, but there are so many "blue" bulbs out there, I don't know what is what.


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    What brands do you need help with? Are you looking at the ati's by chance? They

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    I suggest ATI 1x purple+ and 1x aquablue+ or 2x blue+
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    +1 I use atinic bulbs.

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    I'm deciding between the KZ Fiji purple and the ATI purple plus. And for blues the ATI aqua blue special, ATI blue plus or the giesmann aqua blue plus. Thanks for Ll your help so far.


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    Your corals are really going to pop. Let us see some pics after you get them.

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    Will do, I'll try to get some before and afters.


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    Stupid double posting Tapatalk.


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