Whole New Saga- Full System 2x 80 gallon Aqua Japan frag tank upgrade.

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Just remember, actinic is low par and makes things pop. Purple plus is blah by itself.

For shrooms and softies, I would go

blue plus
Actinic
Aqua blue special
Blue plus

if it is a 4 bulb hybrid. I am a fan of the Aquablue special when combined with an actinic and blue plus. I use my kessils to drive the white and get the shimmer from them.

Interesting as I hate the aqua blue special, I found it harsh and my corals hated it, I am about to swap down to a 4 tube but the correct length for the display and it will run two blue plus, a coral plus and a purple plus, not a big fan of the "blue" look.
 
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It is 4 bulb.
Really should have asked this question before I ordered!
Going to call and see if Its not too late to swap bulbs. Nothing has been shipped yet that im aware of.
You order from brs? If so and it hasn’t shipped they will swap. I screw up all the time and get my quantities wrong on lots of things.
 

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Interesting as I hate the aqua blue special, I found it harsh and my corals hated it, I am about to swap down to a 4 tube but the correct length for the display and it will run two blue plus, a coral plus and a purple plus, not a big fan of the "blue" look.
With an actinic it helps with the harsh look. Stuck in a standard now a days setup, it is harsh. Good bulb for stacking with 6500k bulbs or as a single on a actinic and blue plus setup.

If doing only T5 and no kessil for white, then my whole bulb list changes a lot lol.
 
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You order from brs? If so and it hasn’t shipped they will swap. I screw up all the time and get my quantities wrong on lots of things.
Marine Depot. Guess its too late its already shipped. Just haven't recieved update yet.
I think I'll just run it as is and see how I like it. I can balance white with led.

@najer I have found same thing with a few of my shrooms. When I start getting into the heavy royal and cool blue channels my shrooms respond in a bad way.

Right now they are digging the way im set up but according to me seneye im getting little to nothing in actinic spectrum and super heavy on whites and reds.
Im hoping to balance that with the actinic honestly.
 

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With an actinic it helps with the harsh look. Stuck in a standard now a days setup, it is harsh. Good bulb for stacking with 6500k bulbs or as a single on a actinic and blue plus setup.

If doing only T5 and no kessil for white, then my whole bulb list changes a lot lol.

Pacific Sun 8 tube two foot hybrid fixture over a 39 inch display currently with a ballast out so 6 tubes and the small 75 watt led supplement, trying to get a 4 tube three foot with 2 x 75 watt supplement working, looking at two gen 2 Philips when I can afford them as a move away from T5s.
 
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Just remembered I took this picture with Seneye directly under lamp.
I know my my pictures look super blue lately but it's really not how it looks in person.
I'm hoping to move spectrum peak over to the left so it better matches up to actinic spectrum. Ive tried a million ways to do it with v2+ but its just not happening.
Most of my shrooms react super well to violet spectrum. I know its where i need to be they have been begging me for it lol I just can't get the rest of the lamp to balance without making them mad. Hopefully I turn this Hybrid on and its a dance party:)
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@LRT i am mad at you lol.

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Now I have to figure out where to put a shroom collection I now plan to have.
I'll take that as a compliment the boys should be proud hahhaha
Welcome to the party Steve no turning back now mwhahahaha
BTW nice shrooms man:D
 
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better get that wet in a hurry...new lights be here Monday.. ;) :cool:
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Should have tank 1 up this weekend. Hopefully tank 2 up following weekend.
Tank 1 is pretty much plug and play at this point.
I gotta say you must have been reading my mind:D
Also I dont think there's any real way to get out of leaving my original 2 tables up for the time being;) :D
Something is telling me I better do it haha
 
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Beautiful I think I do remember the really good pix on Frank's thread:)

Dudes I got one table ready for disassemble lol
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No leaks hahahaha
Love seeing the progress.
 
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