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12-29-2012 10:40 PM
mcaquatic so I put the new bulbs in today (the wavepoint took over 12 days to arrive!!) and the difference is kind of subtle but there I like it. The tanks looks a little softer and the fish colors are definitely better.
12-13-2012 06:46 PM
freph
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
the picture as promised

notice in the right side of the picture. also known as the front to me is the geisemann midday
rear is ge starcoat. reddish is aquaflora and wavepoint red is the purple one

I want like 10 of these fixtures and bulb combos. They look like they bring out everything very well.
12-13-2012 06:25 PM
talontsiawd Something to note when using a lot of bulbs. If you are doing a noon burst with two, you may want the most "normal" colors on and have your colored bulbs come on with the burst. Many bulbs will make your tank look really odd on their own, but when combined with other colors, it looks very good.

Secondly, the front most bulb tends to make the biggest difference in the way the tank looks. If your front bulb is blue, it will look more blue, even if all your other bulbs are different colors. Swap that blue with a red, even though you still have all the same bulbs, your tank will look more red. Other members have said the same thing as my observations.

Sorry, not directly related to the subject matter but don't be afraid to use bulbs that you would think look ugly, it can look amazing and you can minimize the impact of odd coloring by sticking a 6500-8000k bulb up front, or whatever you personally like best.
12-12-2012 04:14 AM
mcaquatic alright. all bulbs ordered. The wavepoint red is definitely obtainable, its just finding a site that had all three bulbs was tricky.
This might be a dumb question, but does the placement in the fixture make a difference? Should I put the wavepoint in the front?
12-10-2012 02:23 AM
mach_six
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Originally Posted by mcaquatic View Post
is the wavepoint red hard to come by? I am having trouble finding it on the websites of the places I typically order from. For whatever reason the few places that i have found the wavepoing red don't have the giesemann aquaflora 48inch! Would like to find all three bulbs at one place to only pay one shipping.
I contacted them for info many months back about the red and they said it's not going to be sold here.
12-09-2012 07:20 PM
mcaquatic is the wavepoint red hard to come by? I am having trouble finding it on the websites of the places I typically order from. For whatever reason the few places that i have found the wavepoing red don't have the giesemann aquaflora 48inch! Would like to find all three bulbs at one place to only pay one shipping.
12-09-2012 05:32 AM
mcaquatic blazing thanks for the picture. IF I go midday, aqua flora, and wavepoint red do you think I will get good plant growth and good color on my fish?
12-09-2012 01:14 AM
HD Blazingwolf the picture as promised

notice in the right side of the picture. also known as the front to me is the geisemann midday
rear is ge starcoat. reddish is aquaflora and wavepoint red is the purple one

12-09-2012 12:28 AM
Rev_jim_jones 3 should be good depends on reflectors and all kinds of sciencey stuff. I do not run all 4 bulbs all day I run 2 for 10 hours with a 3 hour 4 bulb Noon period.
12-09-2012 12:19 AM
mcaquatic I really want my fish colors to show better. Should I do a midday aqua flora and wave point? Is the wave point good for the plants? Should i be considering a fourth bulb?
12-08-2012 11:44 PM
HD Blazingwolf The middays are very green. Grab a midday an aquaflora, and a bluer type bulb such as a wavepoint red(trust me its purple) or even a whiter blue bulb like a ge starcoat..

The geisseman bulbs alone are quality bulbs but they dont have quite the right coloring when stacked up against other bulbs

My combo is a ge starcoat, aquaflora, geise midday, and wavepoint red which is purple and probably the most soothing to the eye. Not tomention it makes plants and fish look grreeeaatt

Ill post a pic of my bulb setup here shortly when i can get on my computer
12-08-2012 11:26 PM
mcaquatic Sounds good. Will do two mid day. Do they bring out the color in your fish nicely? I am only running three bulbs. How do i know if
I need a fourth?
12-08-2012 09:07 PM
Rev_jim_jones I run 1 Aqua Flora, 2 6K, and 1 10k in my 4 light fixture
12-08-2012 08:50 PM
jmowbray I run two midday and two aquafloras over my 72. I have to say they are nice bulbs. However, the second aquaflora makes the tank look two pink. I would have rather had 3 middays and one aquaflora now tat I see what it looks like.
12-08-2012 07:20 PM
antbug Yup, I would do two mid days
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