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spawn
03-14-2011, 03:01 AM
I'm just wondering what bulb combo's people are currently running that they feel are giving them the best colors, especially purple's, using only T5 lighting. My color's are quite good for green's, yellowy green, orange, red, blue, but I think my purple's could be better, & with a new light coming I'm looking for suggestions to help the purple's pop. oh Yeah Sps domintent setup. My current setup with KZ from front to back with a 6 bulb is. Changing from stock RSM 250 Hood to a Tek Light for better reflectors.
super-blue (Front)
coral light
coral light
super-blue
Fiji purple
coral light

chris88
03-14-2011, 05:48 AM
I run all kz bulbs and this is my setup. its not as blue as you would think

superblue
new gen
superblue
fiji purple
new gen
super blue

hound96
03-14-2011, 05:56 AM
my new set up that i'm about to use is
all ATI:
3-Aqua blue specials
3-Blue+
2-Purple+

Snappy
03-14-2011, 06:28 AM
In my 2x T5 6 bulb fixtures I use 2x ATI blue plus, 2x ATI 12K, 1x Giesman reefpink & 1x redwave in each and it makes for a great combo.

spawn
03-15-2011, 04:49 AM
When I get the new light in I'm going to try a few combo's out, would you be able to post any pics? Thanks.
I run all kz bulbs and this is my setup. its not as blue as you would think

superblue
new gen
superblue
fiji purple
new gen
super blue

spawn
03-15-2011, 04:53 AM
I'm interested in seeing any full tank shot's with just the t5's & curious to see the ATI. Do you find that you get good growth with just those bulbs? my new set up that i'm about to use is
all ATI:
3-Aqua blue specials
3-Blue+
2-Purple+

spawn
03-15-2011, 04:54 AM
I know you've got alot of great purple in there Greg :)In my 2x T5 6 bulb fixtures I use 2x ATI blue plus, 2x ATI 12K, 1x Giesman reefpink & 1x redwave in each and it makes for a great combo.

fiorano
03-15-2011, 05:49 AM
what about 4 bulbs? im using 2 zeo corallights a fiji purple and a giessman super actinic and im not happy with the color it looks tom red. thinkin i should lose the fiji but what should i replace it with?

TheMikey
03-15-2011, 09:43 PM
I never really cared about the fiji purple bulbs in my 4 x 24W system. But, being a poor college student, I waited until I had to replace them to change up the colour combo.

I'm running now:

1 x KZ Coral Light (10K)
1 x KZ Coral Light New Gen (14K)
2 x KZ Superblue

Really like the look. During daylight my colours still pop and I get nice polyp extension and growth. At night, I run run the 14K and one 22K as my dusk/dawn and it's considerably more blue but not so much that it creates an Avatar-blue look.

I have to take some pics... I'll post here later.

hound96
03-15-2011, 09:56 PM
I'm interested in seeing any full tank shot's with just the t5's & curious to see the ATI. Do you find that you get good growth with just those bulbs?

haven't tried them just yet just finnishing settin the lights up i'll post some pics once they are running

fiorano
03-24-2011, 06:28 PM
sounds good mikey!