T5 4 bulb fixture

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by AdamC, Apr 14, 2012.

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    I don't really understand lights that well but I need to replace my bulbs and was wondering what colors I should get and what they are called.

    I know the bulbs I need to get are f54 but not sure what color for the 48inch fixture???
     
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    Honesty, most of bulb selection has to due with preference, the bulbs you choose will be based on the look or color you want your tank to be. If you talk to John over at ReefGeek > Aquarium Supplies for Marine, Reef, and Saltwater Aquariums he's really good at suggesting bulb combinations based on what look or color people say they want their tank to have. On a side note, the ATI blue plus bulbs have the highest measured output of any currently tested T5 bulb.
     
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    +1 Brian.. George is also very helpful..
    here is a color combination they had given me for a 4 bulb to get a 12 to 16k look

    4-Bulb combination
    • 2 ATI Blue Plus
    • 1 ATI Coral Plus
    • 1 ATI Purple Plus
     
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    I currently have 2 blue, and 2 white/yellow. (dont know exact names).
    I was just trying to find something good for corals and fish
     
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    okay I just figured out what they are

    I have 2 daylight and 2 actinic 54watt bulbs.

    would that be okay for growing some corals? I know some require intense lighting I was staying away from those.

    How do you like your color combination marcah? Any pictures?
     
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