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.
ATI Purple Plus T5 High-Output Fluorescent bulbs combine the properties of a full spectrum bulb with strong red and blue components which brings out the pinks, purples and reds in an aquarium. Recommended Use: in combination with at least 2 or more other T5 bulbs like the Blue Plus and Aquablue Special. Not recommended as a stand-alone bulb.
|Fluorescent Bulb Wattage
|24 watt, 39 watt, 54 watt, 80 watt
We like using the Aqua blue and blue plus as the main bulbs and coral plus as a great growth. the final bulb comes down to if you want deeper blue or possibly a purple which helps with deeper reds of corals. Most will not impact the growth and comes down to aesthetics.