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cory
03-12-2016, 10:46 AM
I have a 72in marine orbit t5 halide light fixture. Has 3 125 halide or maybe 250s can't remember and 8 36 in t5s. I'm clueless on which ones to buy all I know is don't want pink. If anyone knows which ones please let me know thanks

nkicks1
03-12-2016, 01:08 PM
bulbs? 20k radium and 16k fenix seem to be most popular on MH side. ATIl Blue + would be dominate choice for t5's.

cory
03-12-2016, 07:11 PM
So all 8 t5s do atii blue? Just so I'm understanding correctly

cory
03-12-2016, 07:17 PM
Lmao priced them out its gonna be a cheap load of money to change them out. 300 for the 3 mhs over 300 for the t5s. 600 for the bulbs might as well get new lights if my prices are right lol

cory
03-12-2016, 07:18 PM
Heap not cheap

hopeitlives
03-12-2016, 07:20 PM
Yep. Not cheap for sure. But you get to set the spectrum.

hopeitlives
03-12-2016, 07:20 PM
You also ca do one a month

BigJim
03-12-2016, 07:55 PM
You should be able to get 8 t5 bulbs for around $160. Most people mix in 2 or 3 coral plus bulbs with the blue plus but they do have the pink hue you don't want.

Jkeim
03-12-2016, 08:41 PM
Lmao priced them out its gonna be a cheap load of money to change them out. 300 for the 3 mhs over 300 for the t5s. 600 for the bulbs might as well get new lights if my prices are right lol

Where are they costing that much? I have to be honest my cheap 20k ebay bulbs are doing great for halides. You should be able to get 8 t5s for about 170. Or wait until you get Tpp coupon at swap for 20% off them. I spent 20.00 for my halide on ebay and it's working great. So it can be done for under 200.00 after coupon.

Jkeim
03-12-2016, 08:43 PM
I would probably do 6 blue plus and 2 actinics.

RSM250
03-12-2016, 09:03 PM
In my 6 bulb fixture I did 4 blue plus 1 coral plus and 1 purple plus. Gives the tank a nice blue hue.


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Jkeim
03-12-2016, 09:28 PM
He already has halides in the fixture though. When you replace bulbs try a 6500 in place of coral plus and instead of purple plus get a figi purple. It won't wash stuff out as much.

cory
03-12-2016, 10:48 PM
I'm the prices I seen were for all the name brand stuff on Amazon. Were charging 100 for each halide and 40 for each t5.

cory
03-12-2016, 10:50 PM
The lights I have in it now turns everything plane green colors. I take them or put under my leds shows there true colors.

Jkeim
03-12-2016, 11:21 PM
I'm the prices I seen were for all the name brand stuff on Amazon. Were charging 100 for each halide and 40 for each t5.

40 is double the price on the ati t5s. What halide fixture is it? Double ended or mogul base?

hopeitlives
03-12-2016, 11:21 PM
I'm the prices I seen were for all the name brand stuff on Amazon. Were charging 100 for each halide and 40 for each t5.

Call one of our sponsors. King of corals sold me bulbs delivered to his shop so I was assured they were not broken for $25 or so a bulb.

cory
03-13-2016, 12:29 PM
Double ended

Jkeim
03-13-2016, 01:52 PM
150 or 250

Jkeim
03-13-2016, 01:58 PM
Bulk reef supply Phoenix 14k and 6 ati blue plus and 2 actinics. Halides either 50 or 60 depending on wattage.