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HONDACBR600RR
10/24/2010, 06:33 PM
I currently have a 6 bulb tek t5 fixture and I am not happy with the bulb combo I am running, I have
1 Uvl t5 12000k
1 Giesemann midday
3 giesemann atinic+
1 giesemann blue+

I dont think I am getting the most in terms of growth and color compared to other tanks I have seen. I am thinking about maybe getting rid of 1 of the atinic+ and the midday and adding a fiji purple and a blue+ instead, think I would be ok with that combo in terms of growth? Any suggestions are appreciated.

ashley41576
10/24/2010, 07:02 PM
i hated my giesemann bulbs! i threw all of them in the trash! i LOVE fiji purples. makes corals pop and growth is great with them in my tank!

rtparty
10/24/2010, 07:02 PM
For 6 bulbs I would go 4 ATI Blue Plus, 1 GE 6500k and 1 ATI Purple Plus. I would even switch the GE for an ATI Aquablue for a little more blue.

I am starting to find that feeding corals helps them grow faster too. Lighting isn't everything for growth.

HONDACBR600RR
10/24/2010, 07:07 PM
For 6 bulbs I would go 4 ATI Blue Plus, 1 GE 6500k and 1 ATI Purple Plus. I would even switch the GE for an ATI Aquablue for a little more blue.

I am starting to find that feeding corals helps them grow faster too. Lighting isn't everything for growth.

Running the above mentioned combo, would you run 2 ati blue plus as atinics? I currently have my 2 outer bulbs come on 1 hour before and stay on 1 hour later then the inner 4 bulbs.

rtparty
10/24/2010, 10:00 PM
Running the above mentioned combo, would you run 2 ati blue plus as atinics? I currently have my 2 outer bulbs come on 1 hour before and stay on 1 hour later then the inner 4 bulbs.

That or I really like a Blue Plus and Purple Plus together.

solitude127
10/25/2010, 10:56 AM
For 6 bulbs I would go 4 ATI Blue Plus, 1 GE 6500k and 1 ATI Purple Plus. I would even switch the GE for an ATI Aquablue for a little more blue.

I am starting to find that feeding corals helps them grow faster too. Lighting isn't everything for growth.

I run this combo on my frag tank and it produces good PAR with good color.

evoi19
10/25/2010, 11:38 AM
For 6 bulbs I would go 4 ATI Blue Plus, 1 GE 6500k and 1 ATI Purple Plus. I would even switch the GE for an ATI Aquablue for a little more blue.

I am starting to find that feeding corals helps them grow faster too. Lighting isn't everything for growth.

I run this combo and agree this is a great combo.

corbett_n
10/25/2010, 01:16 PM
I agree with rtparty

HONDACBR600RR
11/03/2010, 07:32 PM
Ok, so I now have
3 ati blue plus a fiji purple a 14k ,12k, midday,and 3 atinic + , to play with.

Anyone want to tell me what would my best 6 bulb combo be to run from front to back, considering the first and 6th bulb are on the same outlet.

Thanks,

solitude127
11/03/2010, 10:49 PM
b+
fiji
b+
midday
14k
b+

daveonbass
11/04/2010, 01:47 AM
personally I don't think the aquablue special has ANY blue in it...it just looks white. I run 5 blue+ and 1 purple +. The purple+ is the third from the front and I'm amazed at how white the tank still looks...and I've heard that this all makes for good par. Seems crazy and like too much blue...but it's really not. Of course I like the 20K look in tanks. :)