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Discussion in 'Equipment: Setup and Discussion' started by H2OHOH, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. H2OHOH

    H2OHOH Senior Member
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    or amateurs.

    Looking for feedback on what ATI color combo you would use on a 36” 6-bulb. Looking for growth and color pop (crazy huh?). Not that I can’t buy more bulbs, but I have a new Blue+ in the wings.

    Open for bulb replacements or switching bulb positions.

    Currently

    BACK
    1. Purple
    2. Coral +
    3. Blue +
    4. Blue +
    5. Blue +
    6. Atintic
    FRONT
     
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    I recommend a even every other bulb combo of Blue + and Coral + or close to that. Got that layout from Big E on RC and his coral are unbelievable.
    I run:
    B +
    C +
    B +
    UVL Actinic White
    UVL Super Actinic
    C+

    The UVL white is similar to Purple + I believe. Very pink.
     
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    I have a 4 bulb ati and run(I forget which order) UVL actinic white, Blue+, UVL super actinic, and AB special I believe and I also have a (cheaper version) reef brite blue led strip towards the front. If it were my light I'd swap the purple with another actinic and move the coral plus more to the middle of the light, I'd also swap one of the blue+ for the UVL actinic white and add a blue led strip or two ;) Non of this is based on par numbers etc just my personal preference and the corals seem ok with it...

    Also, It can be a little tougher to find the UVL bulbs sometimes but I got two of the super actinics the other day from fosters and smith for $10 each and usually the other UVL bulbs are $15-$18 depending on who you buy from.
     
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    I always had the best of luck with the coral + and blue + bulbs. With 6 i would run 3 b+ 2 C+ and 1 true actinic. Actinic in the middle and do an every other
     
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    919AC39A-E4DC-4F75-80DF-4790378DD989.jpeg I've always liked the 16-20k section

    My last one was 1&4 on one timer and rest on other so I ran
    1blue+
    2 coral +
    3 blue +
    4 blue +
    5 purple +
    6 blue +
     
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    I'm doing the 16-20k ATI recommend setup right now, 3B+, 1 P+, 1 C+. It is a bit too white for my tastes, even with an actinic Reefbrite XHO strip.
     
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    I do all b+ with 1 c+. No matter if I run 6, 8, or 10x bulbs
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I am going to mix it up some based on your feedback. I will add a Blue+, remove the purple, and then mix up the light ordering a bit.
     

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