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#1 Mackieboy

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Posted Oct 16 2013 12:20 PM

Tank: Kent bio reef 94ltr
Lights 1 x 36w white T5 compact 1x 36w blue and white.
Stock 2x clowns various corals.
Thinking of changeing the blue and white to all actinic but not sure what effect this might have on the tank.
Any ideas please.

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Posted Oct 16 2013 02:56 PM

I think that wouldn't be ideal. There are different types of photosynthetic pigments in corals, and they absorb different wavelengths of light. Although most absorption occurs in the blue wavelengths, it is necessary still to provide the corals with other wavelengths, something the 'white' tubes are good at doing.

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Posted Oct 16 2013 02:59 PM

I doubt it will make to much of a difference unless you have light sensitive species of corals. You're tank will look a little more blue than usual though.

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Posted Oct 16 2013 04:02 PM

Thanks for the replies I think I will stick with the normal setup




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