Why does BRS recommend this?
ATI has been some of the most sought after bulbs in the reef aquarium hobby. With their bright crisp colors, ATI are our number one choice when it comes to T5 bulbs. With ATI bulbs you can use a single color on its own or you can mix and match to make the ultimate spectrum.
Great stand-alone bulb just introduced by ATI to stimulate coral growth. This bulb’s color spectrum falls between the Aquablue Special and the Blue Plus. This white lamp has a higher blue part to enhance the fluorescent pigments in your corals while still having some peaks of red and green.
|Fluorescent Bulb Wattage||24 watt, 39 watt, 54 watt, 80 watt|
I would just go with a couple of LEDs like Kessil or a 4 bulb T5 fixture and put blue plus in all the bulbs. would give a great spectrum and blends very well.
Thank you for reaching out. The ATI Coral Plus has an approximate Kelvin Temperature of 15000K+. It combines the properties of the Blue Plus (50%), Aquablue Special (40%) and the Purple Plus(10%). Here is a link to the ATI Product page with some great info on all of their bulbs.
Let us know if you have any questions!
We recommend 2 of the Blue Plus and 2 of the Auqablue Special by ATI for the best coloration. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The most common neutral colors are the Blue plus (slightly blue) and the aqua blue special (more white) These are very popular and the main bulbs in our T5 fixtures. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend the Ati Blue Plus and Aquablue Special as the main bulbs. In many cases we select 2 of these bulbs each for great coverage. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The length of a 80 watt 60" T5 bulb is actually 57 1/2" pin to pin and the diameter is approx 5/8". The measurements of all T5 bulbs are nominal and usually represent the total length of the bulb with end caps.
I hope this helps!
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