View Full Version : What bulb for T5's?


Darren neil
12-15-2009, 10:02 PM
Ok I've got ten T5's on a 120 gallon tank (five 10,000K and five actinic). I would like to have some opinions on what kind of bulbs would be better for my corals 6700 k bulb, actinic, 10,000K or keep what I have? I'm going all sps. The colors on a lot of my acros are not vibrant.

weaglereefer
12-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Fiji Purple, ATI Aquablue Special, ATI Aquablue Plus, UVL Aquasun. What size T5? Individual or single reflectors? Overdriven?

Darren neil
12-15-2009, 10:10 PM
Fiji Purple, ATI Aquablue Special, ATI Aquablue Plus, UVL Aquasun. What size T5? Individual or single reflectors? Overdriven?

It is a current fixture with a single reflector. Yeah I know it sucks but thats what I have for now. Just trying to get the best out of what I have thanks.

Darren neil
12-15-2009, 10:12 PM
It is a current fixture with a single reflector. Yeah I know it sucks but thats what I have for now. Just trying to get the best out of what I have thanks.

The T5's are 48in 10k bulbs.

weaglereefer
12-15-2009, 10:16 PM
Maybe 2 Aquablue Specials, a Fiji Purple, an Aqua Sun, 5 Blue +'s, and a UVL Super Actinic.

When you start messing around with T5's it gets pricey really fast, but you get total customization.

Darren neil
12-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Maybe 2 Aquablue Specials, a Fiji Purple, an Aqua Sun, 5 Blue +'s, and a UVL Super Actinic.

When you start messing around with T5's it gets pricey really fast, but you get total customization.

Where do you buy these bulbs, I've never seen the Fiji purple or the UVL Super Actinic?

weaglereefer
12-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Check with sponsors. I live in AL so I ordered mine online, but if you can avoid the s/h I'd try.

Darren neil
12-15-2009, 10:56 PM
How many of you are running T5's and have really good color out of your corals. If you do and don't mind telling me what type of bulbs and how you have then in your fixture. Thanks.

SnowManSnow
12-15-2009, 11:13 PM
I have good color IMO.. Running a 7 lamp t5 over my 120g.

lamp configuration is as follows

ATI Blue Plus
UVL 75/25
ATI Blue Plus
GE 6500K Daylight
ATI Blue Plus
UVL Actinc White
ATI Blue Plus

that being said. I'm about to replace the GE with an ATI Blue Special 1200K and the 75/25 with a Fuji Purple

JennM
12-16-2009, 7:47 AM
I can get all of those.

Jenn

SnowManSnow
12-16-2009, 8:26 AM
Just wish I were closer. The shipping for lamps fir me is cheaper than the gas I would spend on a round trip;(

JennM
12-16-2009, 8:28 AM
PM pending...