ATI T5s

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  1. Rossreefer

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    How blue should it be???

    I just changed my T5s and went with the ATI, was originally going to go with 5 x Blueplus and 3 x Coralplus.

    I finally decided to go with 4 of each the Blueplus and Coralplus, To me this was far too blue and looked almost like just atinics.

    I then took out one Blueplus and put in a Aquablue special.

    So final set up is 4 x Coralplus and 3 x Blueplus and 1 x Aquablue special.

    To me it still looks to Blue and I am leaning to adding another Aquablue special.

    My thoughts are that maybe Coralplus are all you need as they are 15k.

    Any thoughts,

    Attached is a pic of each of the configurations

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  3. RynoParsons

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    i use a mix of the aqua blue, coral plus and the purple, quite like that combo, 2coral plus one aqua blue and one purple in each of my quad units
     
  4. Rossreefer

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    Yes looks like I will have to add another Aquablue and take if from there
     
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    check my tank its just been set up busy cycling you can more or less see how my colour combo looks.
     
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    I use 50% aquablue special and 50% Blue Plus
     
  7. Ruberto Frazao

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    Aqua blue special needs to be the majority in the light system...
     
  8. 459b

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    Why? I only have one out of six tubes as aquablue special
     
  9. Rossreefer

    Rossreefer Thread Starter

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    Hi David

    What your combination?
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    One aquablue
    Two coral blue
    One actinic
    Two blue plus
     
  11. Monti

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    I disagree. The ati blues put out a lot of par. Lots of tanks run very well without a lot of aquablue special.
     
  12. Ruberto Frazao

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    The aquablue special give off a much neater look...

    You dont want your tank too white or too blue...

    That why i would make 50% of the light fixture aquablue special and then a combination of the rest..

    The colour output looks much better.
     
  13. Rossreefer

    Rossreefer Thread Starter

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    If you look at my picture I would have to agree with Ruberto

    David is you tank not very blue?

    Can I have comment on the second pic, is it too blue?
     
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    Mine is two blue plus. Two aquablue special and two sylvania actinics which will get changed to ati actinics soon
     
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    Dont worry what your camera takes. Do what makes your eyes happy. Cameras see light differently
     
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    Personal preference plays a role too.
    It's hard to comment on pics cause some cameras make it look a lot bluer than in real life.
    My tank isn't blue at all. Mandarinmans tank also isn't too blue with his light combination.
     
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