ATI vs Giesemann T5

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  1. rakabos

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    Im due for a replacement of my T5's. I need 6 and I am looking for at least one tube to be a blue tube to make my zoas pop more than they are at the moment. Currently I have:

    4x Giesemann aquablue (white tubes)
    1x Giesemann pure actinic
    1x Giesemann actinic +



    I was thinking of doing this:

    4x Giesemann aquablue
    2x ATI blue plus

    or
    4x Giesemann aquablue
    1x ATI blue plus
    1x Reeftek coral blue

    Anyone want to try and change my mind?
     
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  3. Jayceew

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    Just a quick question, how do the ATI tubes compare to the Giesemann technically? I think from what I saw during my last trip to the LFS that the ATI's are slightly cheaper?
     
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    rakabos Thread Starter

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    Yeah Giesemann is the best, im just looking at the options as Giesemann dont have a blue tube as such
     
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    imo havin use ati blue + before... if you want to see zoas pop, add 2 of them to your combo,you will thank me later
     
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    See thats what I want to hear :p
     
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    and @DeanT , @mornewil and few others saw my little previous nano when i had the blue + running in odyssea units and they saw in person what it does to colour
     
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    Debatable- much of a muchness in my opinion. In fact many see ATI as the standard;)
     
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    wayyyyy off bru, geisemenn may be tops but ATi is closer than you think,and for the price diference,i would choose ATi anyday over geisemann
     
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    Also being a zao fan I would say ATI & Sylvinia Coral Star.
     
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    ok ok ATI is the bees knees :p. Now to find a LFS who can get em
     
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    Its like merc and BMW, it all depends what you think you look nice in.
     
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    I know Dorry Pets has ATI in stock.
     
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    ATI Blue plus is awesome! Also check out the ATI purple plus...
     
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    I am just worried the ATI blue+ is similar to the Giesemann actinic+. The descriptions seem similar. I dont want an actinic tube, just pure blue
     
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    it looks like a faulty actinic :lol: ..useless and does nothing for colour
     
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    ok so i am so sure about this.... you go buy the ati blue+.. if its nt pure blue i will replace them with geisemanss for you,actinic is more purplish than blue,and syvania coral start is also pure blue,and @ 90 bucks a pop,u surely will be impressed
     
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    Read what I wrote- ATI as the standard means that it is the unit against which everything else is measured;) ie.... ATI is the cats pyjamas. You will note I use ATI as it is in my experience, superior. I dont know why people say giesemann is better.... from all Ive seen ATI is generally seen as at the least, equal... there is a reason most top T5 tanks use ATI
     
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    Ya i had sylvania coral star in my previous setup. Its also actinic but my colours popped aswell.
    @Ayoob saw it in person & can vouch. And they are inexpensive + i had them on a 800 deep tank installed 300 above the tank.
     
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    thort you comparing them in close relation to standard cheapies on market,my bad:whistling:
     
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    What is the equivalent ATI tube for a Giesemann aquablue plus(white tube)? I have 4 of these and have seen remarkable growth with both SPS and softies.

    Maybe i will just try all ATI this time round
     
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