ok, I finally got all my bulbs!

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    Melonbob

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    This is what i ended up with

    4 ati blue +
    4 aquablue special
    2 giesmann midday
    1 giesmann aquaflora
    1 aquascience 22k
    1 giesmann aquablue +

    This is what I was able to get, now I need to figure out a combo and and order to put them in. Lps and softies only at this time, its a 180g with an 8 bulb sfiligoi. The lights are switched 4 and 4. Please help!
    Thanks
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I'll leave that one to Reef:D
     
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    How did you end up with no true actinics(420nm)?

    ATI blue plus
    ATI aquablue special
    Geismann aquablue plus
    Geismann midday
    ATI blue plus
    ATI aquablue special**
    ATI blue plus
    ATI aquablue special

    **change the aquablue special with the flora if too blue for your taste.Good bulbs,good bulbs.
     
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    Melonbob

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    Unfortunately, thats what I had to choose from. I am still going to shop for a true actinic....
     
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    this so sucks, and I can't believe I got no actinics.....

    Bulbs 1,2,5,6 are on one switch 3,4,7,8 are on the other

    so far my fave

    blue+
    AB special
    blue +
    aquaflora
    blue+
    ab special
    blue +
    ab special

    Now, I'm thinking of going with this

    blue+
    blue+
    AB Special
    Aquaflora
    Blue+
    Blue+
    AB Special
    AB special

    The reason being I can run just Blue+ at dusk/dawn, and hopefully get an actinic effect. Is this gonna end up looking stupid?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    It'll only look stupid if YOU dont like the colors or it.
     
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    I mean, I've never seen a setup with bulbs switched in pairs, so in order to have a dusk effect, I'd need to set it up with two blue/actinic, then two white, then two blue.....you see what I mean?
     
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    I only mentioned true actinic(420nm) for looks Melon.You do know that you don't need it,right?Yes,use the blue plus for dust to dawn as a substitute,no problems.
     
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    any pics of the new bulbs installed?
     
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    heres a pic, I switched em to

    blue+
    blue+
    aquablue special
    aquaflora
    blue+
    blue+
    aquablue special
    aquablue special

    I am lovin it, but I'll probably change out one blue+ for the aquascience 22k, I noticed it was slightly more actinic in appearance, more "pop"

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The colors really stand out. I like that combo a lot!
     
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