Help me with deciding what T5s

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  1. ZaxXx

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    My bulbs are over due for a change now... i currantly have 3x reefblue blue and 3x reefwhite aquamedic. . .

    Im looking for a lil more blue effect but i also want my corals to POP and show great colour...

    im looking at reeftek since guiseman is too expensive for me right now.

    What do you guys suggest?

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    dude i just replaced some tubes and i must say wow.. i went with KZ t5

    i was running 2 x AM 54w t5 white 10k and 4 x 54w T5 20k and i added 2 kz fiji purple and a aquablue plus..

    my tank has never looked this good.. ever..

    expensive tubes but the ultimate in colour,
     
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    ZaxXx Thread Starter

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    How much les?
     
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    Ati blue plus and ati aquablue spezial. The blue lus is the blue one, highest par in a blue lamp available. Best of all they are cheaper than gieseman! Priced about R300 for 54w tubes.
     
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    ZaxXx Thread Starter

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    Thanks irie
    I use 39watt. What's the price on those?
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    Korallen-zucht globes now in S.A. - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Don't know if they are still going for that price...:blush:
     
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    I would go with the Geisemann tubes - Since they got an official agent in SA the prices have come down a lot! @Nemos Janitor
     
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    I saw 54w aqua medics at aquatic vision for under R200 for 54W globes. Although not a brand I would use for optimum sps popping, but they will work.

    Would however still recommend ATI bulbs.

    Another option would be to run the cheaper bulbs, with one actinic ati or gieseman to pop colours even more.
     
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    As i said @irie ivan with the new agents (@Nemos Janitor) the prices have started to drop. Some LFS are still sitting with old stock at the higher prices.
     
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