Will one 48" t-5 actinic do anything w/ 500 watt halides

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by Kevin_E, Dec 20, 2014.

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Or will it just get washed out?
     
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    Depends on the bulb but a blue plus by ATI will be noticable.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Would be an ATI actinic
     
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    what kind of fixture runs a single bulb? If you are retro fitting a single t5 you can do two for a few bucks more.
     
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    It is a retrofit. I only have room in my canopy for one though.
     
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    My thoughts are that even if you can't tell the difference with the naked eye it's still gonna be beneficial to your coral. Plus, it would make a nice transition from day/night from the halides.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    That's my thought as well DSC. I just installed it an hour ago.
     
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    looks good, good call DSC Reef on the benefits to the coral. We sometimes forget why we do things.
     
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    Trust me, I forget all the time! Lol. Looks great kevin. Congrats on the nice upgrade.