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Curious, why do so many light fixture companies want to sell their product with actinic bulbs when that bulb is of so little value in a freshwater set-up? Just wondering.
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Most people buying high output lights are into saltwater. They have to have a lot of blue in their light, or else they see how crappy their tanks really look.

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HiFarmboy

As I understand the aquarium market at the moment; the largest sales ($) are in the saltwater fish and product sales. Planted aquariums are growing, but they are still behind the salties.

That's why you see many fixtures with saltwater bulbs, I believe.

I believe that I have 1 used 50/50 Actinic/10,000K 28w bulb and 1 40w and 1 65w dual 420nm & 460 nm actinic Current-USA bulbs. The last two bulbs are new. All of these are for sale. http://current-usa.com/sunpaq.html

PM me if interested.

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Reef Geek sells TEK fixtures w/o standard bulbs. You get to pick from their selection of available bulbs.

I wish all fixtures were sold w/o bulbs. That way we would be stuck with crappy japanese and other inferior bulbs.
 

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marinedepot also has multiple options. While the majority is for marine you can find the setup you'd like.

But on the topic of actinic light, if a fixture was obtained that could have that bulb on a timer could it be a "moon light"? I know it's not beneficial for plant growth but what about night viewing?
 
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