I just ordered new bulbs, skimmer, and salt from F&S. Need some opinions on each.
2 x XM 175w 20k mogul
(Should be a good blue color right?)
2 x UVL 24w Super Actinic t5 HO bulbs
2 x UVL 24w 454nm Actinics t5 HO bulbs
(Good Mix before the halides come on?)
Reef Octopus NWB 150 skimmer
How come my actinic bulbs are sometimes blue tint, sometimes purple. I could never figure this out. Bulbs bought from the same store every time. Weird huh?:worm: Oh yea, the bulbs both say blue actinic coral life on them.
Ok I already know this is going to sound pretty dumb but I am new to the hobby... My question is what do actinics do and how are you suppose to use them. The reason I ask is that I have a MH with actinics but no moon lights so how do I set up my timer?????? Please help I'm sooooo confused.