T5 Bulb Charts for Reefers

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    Thank you! We hope you find it useful. Please let us know if you have any questions. We're happy to help! :)
     
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    Why don't you have true actinic for the ATI bulbs? I use those with blue plus for a really nice pop. The chart is nice and helpful though.
     
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    DSC all ATI bulbs have pure actinic in them.
     
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    What if you only have a 2 bulb system?
     
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    Most hobbyists will utilize one blue color and one white color bulb in a two bulb system but then again this is a personal preference on the way you want your tank to look. With all of the different bulbs available, a number of different combinations will work for you.
     
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    I like to use the 10k daylight and then tweak the actinic.If I want a bluer look I use a 420nm actinic.For a whiter look I use a 460nm.I have had great success using the 10k for softies and lps and when you only have a 2 bulb option ime its best not to go too blue with the daylight bulb.;)
     
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    Thank you for sharing your experience. It always helps to know how others have achieved success! :D