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01/09/2011, 05:53 PM
I have a 4x54w Aquatic Life fixture over my 55 gal. So far I have been very pleased with it. But I really like the blue look when the actinics are on (I'm still using the stock bulbs). And when the daylights come on I don't really like it as much. So, which bulbs should I use, and where can I buy them, to duplicate the blue look when the actinics are on and still get the maximum performance out of my light?


01/09/2011, 06:52 PM
ATI Blue Plus should give you the look that you want and put out much more PAR (usable light) than actinic bulbs. IMO, If you like the blue look, try 3 ATI Blue Plus and 1 ATI Aquablue Special. That will probably give you much more PAR than you have now. http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/T5_Fluorescent/Bulbs/54_Watt/

01/09/2011, 07:44 PM
It will be way more par make sure you acclimate the corals to the light when you switch bulbs.

01/09/2011, 10:14 PM
3 ATI blue plus, one ATI aquablue like mentioned will be great.