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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default T5 2-bulb choices

    If you had to pick only two T5 bulbs to run over a small tank which would you pick.

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    I would run ATI aquablue special and their true actnic. Still getting most of the spectrum and the corals will pop.
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    1 6500k and 1 ati blue+
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    I think I would go with one ATI Aquablue Special and one ATI Blue Plus. Good PAR values for both bulbs and the best color you could get with two bulbs.

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    ATI 1x12k aquablue special 1x blue plus. You'll get more pop with the blue plus then with the true atenic-I had the atenic and switched it out for the plus
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    Are you going for growth or looks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Are you going for growth or looks?
    More about looks, I'd say on the blue side but still some white. More LPS like chalices.

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    Yeah definitely stay with the blue spectrum! So yo are going chalice crazy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Yeah definitely stay with the blue spectrum! So yo are going chalice crazy?
    I'm been there, my 24g cube is just a little to full. Do you know of any places that have good reference photo's of bulbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate_newton View Post
    I'm been there, my 24g cube is just a little to full. Do you know of any places that have good reference photo's of bulbs?
    Not sure, wish I could help. Let us know what you decide on, and if you find a reference site!
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