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  1. Lighting
    I have a USA Orbit 24 inch led fixture found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GFTNG3S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also have a Coralife 24 inch dual light T5HO fixture running two blue actinic blue 24 watt bulbs rated at 420/460 I want to keep mainly Zoas, and LPS...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a difference in the Blue lights, often called moon lights and Actinic lights. I know actinic are supposed to make your coral colors really pop, but do they make the fish colors more vibrant as well. I have full spectrum LED. I can turn the blue lights on separately and they are on a...
  3. General classifieds
    Hey guys I am wanting to sell my actinic light. It is only a few months old and in great shape. It is just too much light and I have no need for it. I would like to get 250$ for it, a timer and the hanging kit. I will consider offers, really interested in the new maxspect gyre. Thank you
  4. Marine Depot
    How to mix-and-match reef aquarium light bulbs to achieve the right look and optimal coral growth Sale ends 8/25/14 Find out how to achieve the right look and optimal coral growth in our latest article + score a FREE T-shirt with any order over $250 this week (be sure to view your cart before...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've always understood that 420-460nm actinic light is only for human eyes to view coral colors. I want to revist my understanding by asking if low-light to moderate-light corals like chalices and acans can actually grow under pure actinic lighting (with no supplemental lighting in the 10k-20k...
  6. Lighting
    So I bought a 100 Gallon Tank to install in my basement wall, and it came with an Older Hamilton Technology Ballast, light, and Case of Bulbs and spot for a Meta Halide (no bulb). So I thought, what the heck, might as well use it while I have it right? Right now I'm using just the Actinic and...
  7. Lighting
    I just got this fixture a few days ago and realized that the actinic and 10k bulb go on at the same time. Will that be ok? I thought the actinic should go on at least an hour before the 10k. I'm looking to keep softies and maybe some lps.
  8. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    I have a 760 watt metal halide, Actinic, night light combo for sale. I have a new halide bulb that will come with it. Comes with ballasts. Works GREAT. I would like to get $150 out of it. Price drop $100!!!!!!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I just received a 6 bulb Current T5 Extreme Nova Pro. Dual switches, 1 switch controls the 4 main bulbs(2 white, 2 blue) and the other controls the other 2 blue bulbs. Its suggested to turn the 2 blues on first like a hour before and a hour after the mains. I need to replace 2 bulbs(1 white...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I would think I would know this but..... Does actinic LED lighting provide any "benefit" to corals when you run only actinics after your main lighting comes on or off?? Benefit meaning helps corals color-up??? I thought I once read that actinic lighting is only for our eyes to see the colors...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I wanted to get a RBTA but wasn't sure if my light would support it. here are the bulbs, i have 3 of each in my fixture. CH Lighting F39T5/HG-BIO and SolarMax T5HO 39W Actinic 03 Let me know!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have a T5 lighting structure. 1 blue 1 white. I was curious what each lighting is for specifically? Also I want to know if it is okay to leave the blue light on at night as a nightlight? Would that be bad for the fish and corals?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I Bought the fluval sea led setup for my 30g reef. I love the lights but the only problem is that you have to manually switch from white to blue lighting so I can't put both on a timer. Would it be ok if I bought an actinic t8 bulb to put in my old ballast along with the LEDs? That way I could...
  14. General classifieds
    Up for sale is a 6 bulb current usa nova extreme pro that I am currently running until my AI Vegas arrive.. I just replaced all 6 bulbs a 3 months ago. Includes 4 Red Sea Actinic 2 Red Sea Blue/White 1 Fiji Purple And the 6 ATI bulbs that I replaced that still have some life left in them...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ok people maybe im going a little overboard with this but i want some opinions. i know that people have a lot of mixed reviews on the deep blue solarmax t5 light fixtures, well im a trained diesel mechanic and i also have a good bit of training in electrical components, that being said ive...
  16. Lighting
    I bought a pretty nice used light this week I just hope I did not over pay A LOT. Its a year old with 2 Ice Cap Ballasts for the 2 metal halliade lights and 4 of the double bulb T5 style bulbs not sure what these are called. It also has the lunar lights similar lights I have looked at are...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I am a complete noob to wiring diagrams and I have a few questions. Here is the wiring diagram on the ballast and I would like to know how to add the extra bulb to it as at the min it is wired up to power only 1 bulb. The make and model is "HELVAR L30A" 1. Where do I put the (I think its...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    What does actinic bulbs do for my SPS. Currently run an 8x80 ati sun power with all high par bulbs. Would switching out 2 high par bulbs with actinic ones yeild better colors, or will the high par bulbs give them better color. I've done some reading on the subject but want some input from the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Just bought new lights for my 6 bulb t5 setup... Went with 4 Actinic, 1 Pink & one Blue/white. Wanted a little more "pop" from especially my painted frogspawn. Does anyone recommend maybe swapping out an Actinic or for a Fiji Purple. Any recommendations would be great!
  20. Nano Reefs
    Just getting back into the hobby and i have a nuvo 16 up and running with everything going well. I do like the stock lighting, but, really would like a lot more blue color. I was thinking of adding an all blue par30 and hang it in the middle of the stock lights. In my head it seems like a good...
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