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Well my 72" Aquatic life T5 fixture has 12 36" bulbs!! So I think Im going to buy six at a time to try and save myself a little $$... The bullbs/fixture were bought Aug last year. I have been trying to seach this site and others and it appears the overwhelming majority say the ATI brand bulbs are the best? I see alot of different repsones on color combo's too, but in all honesty at this point I have no clue!! I was just going to replace in kind with what came with the fixture. I just want to try and get the best bang per bulb.

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I would run 4x blue and 2x blue special's
 

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I may be ostracized for the thumbs up but I have run WavePoint bulbs that I ordered from Amazon in the fall. My first change from the name brands too - tried it expecting to replace them a couple months later, but willing to try.

I know PAR is important, but my growth is about the same - no algae issues yet.

They have blue, actinic and purple - which I run a mixture of the 3 in my 6 bulb fixture.

Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the replies,, This is what I have in the fixture now

39W Aqua blue (white cylce)
39W Marine glo (??) this bulb is stright blue
39W Aqua blue (white cycle)
39W purple plus
39W Aqua blue special (white cycle)
39W Actnic (white cycle)

So from the couple responses here I would get rid of the marine glo and Actnic and just run two more aqua blues ??? With my fixture I can run two cycles the whte cycle comes on first and the blue cycle comes on an hour later.
 

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That's what I would do - a lot of it depends on what you're keep and how you want those colors to pop. IE, the purple will pop your reds differently than switching that bulb out for another 10k or actinic.

I prefer the setup you're planning because I think it does a good job with the irridescence.

Which brand did you decide to go with?
 
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