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    reefer87

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    T5 lighting

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:12 pm

    I have a 48 in 216 watt t5 fixture. I'm currently running 2 actinic 1 10k and 1 red wave. What company and colors would you use? I believe I'm currently using wave point bulbs and I'm unhappy with my color.
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by nikecivic on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:50 pm

    I'm using ATI Blue Plus, Purple Plus, Actinic, & Aquablue special.

    I plan to switch the AB Special with Coral Plus.


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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:21 pm

    ati for me too. blue plus, purple plus, and aqua blue special as well.


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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:25 pm

    How much do they normally run?
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:47 pm

    talk to paul he beats even the online prices.


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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:58 pm

    Ok cool. Thanks Jimmy.
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:27 am

    I've seen a TOTM that was using T5 ATI bulbs, B+, B+, P+, P+, Coral+, etc..


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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:28 am

    So you don't run any 10k?
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:10 am

    No, the only issue is that you have the very blue purple look.


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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:12 am

    I like that look.
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    steyely

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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by steyely on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:04 am

    I'm running (front to back) B+, KZ New Gen 14K, P+, B+ and everyone seems happy.
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:25 pm

    In my experience the ATI bulbs are the best for their price. The KZ bulbs are nice but almost twice the price and in many cases are not as good as the ATI. I run lots of blue plus with a coral plus, purple plus, and actinic. The new coral plus bulb seems really nice.
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by MRCYCS805 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:34 pm

    Im running a hamilton 6-bulb fiji sun t5 with the following frint to back and luv the look ati blue+,dd geissmann pure atinic, ati blue+, ati coral+, ati blue+, ati blue + i swapoed the aquablue special which i hated out with a purple plus which was too much red for me and swapped the purple plus outt with the coral plus and now i dig it big time perfect balance alongside with 5 ecoxotic led stunner strips royalblue i luv the coral plus not too much blue or red and gives a nice color over the aquablue specisl as its supposed tohave a mixture of 10% purple+ 40%aquablue special and 50% blue+ or sumthing like that.
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    Re: T5 lighting

    Post by MRCYCS805 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:36 pm

    Oops sorry just saw the last post date ill check befire nxt time fellas

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