actinic lights..

thekidace

New member
I have read various debates on actinic lighting...Is it purely for viewing or are there specific benefits of having actinic bulbs along side with others?
 

bjonesjr1

Premium Member
I don't like the look with only 10k lights on... I think it gives it a more crisp look when you have both on... I have 4x65watts right now (2) 10k & (2) 7100k Actinics. So I run both. Also its to simulate dawn & dusk so I turn my actinics on an hour before the regular lights and an hour after them to simulate that.
 

bjonesjr1

Premium Member
what about coral spawning, I think I've heard something about that... but correct me if I'm wrong
 

goda

In Memoriam
they help the corals. it gives a boost the the blue spectrum that alot of mh and such lack

( reefcast i think just did several minutes of yapping about it. listen to it.. i may of been talking reef...)
 

whiteshark

New member
Thats why I said for the most part. I didn't say they were purely for looks ;). Heres the thing, there are a lot of people who run successful systems with no actinic suplementation. I guess what i'm saying is they could help in some ways, but are not necessary.
 
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