Lighting Combo?

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  1. hamzah

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    Howsit guys

    I'm in the process of changing bulbs from the standard odysea 54w globes , at the moment I have 3 actinics and 1 white 10k ,quad unit odysea

    Was thinking of goin ati ? What combo will be best for coral growth also for the blue'ish look ? Mostly have softies but will like to keep some lps at a later stage

    Also should I replace all 4 at the same time or change gradually ? And which should I change first ?

    Tank is a standard 4foot

    Thank you for any advice that's given
     
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  3. Triven

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    Use 2 aqua blue plus ...it gives gud colour 1 atinic
     
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    Tnx @ triven , fourth bulb ?
     
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    Use a white 10000k
     
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    What combo can you guys suggest for a six tube combo. My bulbs also need changing and im going with ati. I currently have them in the following combo (std bulbs) from front to back 2 actinic, 2 white 10k, 1 actinic and another white 10k. I have the two front actinics times such that they come one 20min before all others and goes off 20 min after all other bulbs.

    Please could someone advise if anyone is using the combos as lsited in the website and in what order from front to back. I'd also like to have the actinic look for the 20min as above.

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  7. Trasique

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    For six bulbs use 2 blue plus 1 coral pro 1 aqua blue special 1 actinic and one purple plus
    Put 1 blue plus and one actinic on your dusk/dawn cycle
     
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    That being said I can't tell the difference between ati blue plus and aquamedic 20k and aquamedic is 100 rand cheaper
     
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    Shot man for the quick reply
     
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    Problem here in durban we dont have variety like you guys, its either gieserman, ati or chinese
     
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    I think the aqua medic supplier is in Durban ,not sure though will find out and let you know.
     
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    Also will 6 bulbs suffice for a red bubble tip anemone, and a sps tank is 550 deep, t5,s sit about 100mm from surface
     
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    What is the full tank dimensions and what unit r u using? Also does the fixture have reflectors
     
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    3 X 54w oddysea units, they have reflectors. tank dims are 1300x 650 x 600 high
     
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    I'm not really familiar with the oddysea performance, but I've run a DIY rig with six gullwing reflectors very successfully in the past. Just remember lighting is only part of the puzzle for thriving sps
     
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    I just viewed ur thread, nice start there bro, you shouldn't have a problem with ur current lighting
     
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    yup still learning, so want to venture into some easy to keep sps for now.
     
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    Howsit guys,

    Going to get bulbs today as ive stretched the standard oddysea bulbs for 10 months and im getting some gha popping up which can be attributed to degrading of spectrum if i remember reading correctly. I will be changing 4 bulbs for now stagering the replacement over 2 Weeks. Is this ok?

    Just want to confirm the order of my bulbs from front to back,

    1 actinic
    1 Blue plus
    1 Coral Plus
    1 Aqua Blue Special
    1 Purple Plus
    1 Blue Plus

    Does this sound about right?
     
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