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Old 04/20/2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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If you were running a 4 bulb T5, what 4 bulbs would you use for Acro and sps growth? Would you use 4 different bulbs if you were going for appearance and not growth?


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Old 04/20/2017, 02:49 PM   #2
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Actinic+ for night viewing
and all four inc
2x Blue+
1x Coral+
For daytime lights. It will have a blue look to the aquarium so if you want a more natural looking setup exchange either a blue+ or Coral+ for aquablue special.


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Old 04/20/2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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I'd do two blue+ two coral+


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Old 04/21/2017, 08:12 AM   #4
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I work at a fish store and for SPS growth, we use all ATI blue plus.


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Old 04/21/2017, 08:45 AM   #5
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I would be 2 CP and 2 PB. All BP is too much of a windex look for me. I like a crisper white that makes the corals pop as well.


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Old 04/21/2017, 05:01 PM   #6
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I work at a fish store and for SPS growth, we use all ATI blue plus.
The problem with that is this will wash out your pinks and purples.


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Old 04/22/2017, 12:24 PM   #7
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I would also do 2- bp & 2- cp. To me it would look to blue with any more blue plus bulbs & I wouldn't want a actic because I would want all the par I could get which the blue plus & coral plus will do


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Old 04/22/2017, 01:04 PM   #8
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A good place to start would certainly be the tried and true 2blue plus and 2 coral plus.
Just go check out Big E's thread.... and be amazed.
http://s.reefcentral.com/forums/show...197142&page=30


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Old 04/22/2017, 02:40 PM   #9
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The problem with that is this will wash out your pinks and purples.
Agreed, I have not liked every tank I have seen that runs all blue plus. Very washy Windex look with certain colors being limited.

Op I would get some used bulbs from someone to experiment with or look at others tanks. With 4 bulbs, every bulb you use makes a dramatic difference in the color you see.


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Old 04/22/2017, 04:18 PM   #10
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I'd also add a purple plus, along with 2 blue's and a coral. That's the mix/ratio I use on mine even though I use a few more bulbs (24 to be accurate )


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Old 04/23/2017, 08:01 AM   #11
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Thanks very much for the input everyone


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