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think on the packaging i says not to mix the bulbs with the different "sockets". i want to do it anyway i dont like the bule too much..has anyone ever done it with odyssea?
 

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by sockets i think i meant the fixture..says not to put the daylight into the spot for the actinic bulb...dosent make much sense to me but then again,,i dont know too much
 

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Ya that doesn't make since. You should be able to buy a fixture with the daylight bulbs. What size are you looking for?
 

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you can switch them however you want. do they "label" the switches? maybe they don't want you to change the bulb spots so you don't get confused or something? There's no reason at all that one socket would be any better or worse for different color bulbs than another since the sockets and bulbs are both equal in every way that counts (to the fixture).
 

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Unless they're actually using two completely different types of lights (not just different colors), with incompatible sockets.

That would be very odd, and I've never heard of such a thing.

What model fixture is it? Are the two bulbs actually shaped differently?
 

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nope they both look the same with the same pins and the same size. its a 48' fixture. only cost 50$ so i guess i might as well try to swap the bulb.
 

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yea..its definately T5..both bulbs say it. both sockets looks exactly the same. i just dont want to catch my gf house on fire lol.
 

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I promise. You can swap them. The light fixture will never know the difference. Like I said.... it means to only use t5 bulbs.

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thank you. do you think i need to? ...i have 1x 54w HO 12000K daylight and 1x 54w actinic. i was thinking to use 2 daylight or one 12000K and one 67000. its a 55gallon tank with pressurized co2 , ei dosing and root tabs
 

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It is quite a bit of light for your aquarium.

If you can keep up with the plants, then you can swap out the actinic for another bulb. However, you will have a lot of maintenance to do with 2x54W T5HO bulbs over an aquarium that size...
 

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thanks darkblade. ill listen to you..iv read a lot of your other posts..very helpful..overstocked was a real help too. i was actually thinking of getting another fixture to add to the one i have in case i didnt have enough light...i keep hearing ppl talking about lighting is the most important thing. but i will wait. ill try what i have now with one daylight and one actinic.

does the actinic contribute at all to plant growth??? ....the more i read, the more i am convinced that nobody really knows. i mean, its blue(to me anyway) also the wavelength is in the blue part of the spectrum. i know plants take in blue and red and reflect green. i would assume that the blue actinic would would pretty good.
 
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