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  1. General Reef Discussion
    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 (Easy to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    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.
  3. Lighting
    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.
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