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Old 03/07/2005, 07:45 PM
Fastmarc Fastmarc is offline
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96 watts PC combinations

Does anyone on here run something like 4x96 watts pc 10,000k's (or VHO or T5's) alone with no actinics? If so, could you give me your opinion on how it looks and possibly a picture.
I was wondering how a tank with all 10,000k's without actinics would look.
Any opinion would be welcomed.
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Old 03/07/2005, 08:36 PM
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Bump...
Anyone care to give an opinion?
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Old 03/07/2005, 10:35 PM
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I changed my 4x96w PC from 50/50 to 7100K Blue on my 150g. It contains mostly LPS (elegant, brains) and mushrooms (giants, rics), with a few SPS ( monti's, hydros and frag of acropora from my 250w MH tank). The bulbs were changed in January and it looks blue... but that's the look i was going for. These bulbs are 7100K-blue, not actinic. I believe that actinic wouldn't be as bright as these are. I like the look. Corals do look different than they were under the 50/50s. The oranges and greens "glow" more. The corals seem to like it... polyps multiplying and rics dividing. Even the acro, near the top of the tank shows purple growth tips. So far, it's a good thing.

I don't have a picture at this time
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Old 03/08/2005, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the reply, James.
Actually on this tank I have 2x6700K and 2x460nm actinics.
I am pretty satisfied with the look and growth I get, but I was wondering how it would look and if the intensity would be greater if it were 4x10,000 k.
 

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