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Kskufca

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I need some assistance please. I need to buy new bulbs for my T-5’s. What does the best for a mixed reef and where do I buy them? Thanks for the help. Happy reefing!!!
 

steveb

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your going to get a lot of opinions on that one and it somewhat depends on the color temp you're after and the number of bulbs in your fixture.

ati blue + for sure, ati true actinic 03, ati coral plus (if you like a whiter look), ati purle plus (to bring out reds, probably don't need coral plus if using, kind of depends)

I'm sure most of our brick and mortar sponsor stores will have ATI or Geismann bulbs.

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I'm sure Geismann has some similar recommendations for their brand of bulbs.
 
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Wingnut

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I had an 8 bulb fixture and ran the following lights and I liked the look , does not mean that you would.
4 - ATI Blue +
1 - Purple +
1 - Coral plus +
1 - True Atinic
1 - Giesman chrome Atinic
All bulbs where ATI and the 1 Giesman and all bought thru Bulk Reef supply
 

Cody

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I had an 8 bulb fixture and ran the following lights and I liked the look , does not mean that you would.
4 - ATI Blue +
1 - Purple +
1 - Coral plus +
1 - True Atinic
1 - Giesman chrome Atinic
All bulbs where ATI and the 1 Giesman and all bought thru Bulk Reef supply
Didn't you get those at FJW?
 

Cody

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The more blue+ the better. It's a full spectrum bulb minus the red, which basically none of these corals get red in the wild.
 
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