2 x 8 bulb t5 on a 2m tank, what colors to use?

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  1. NightWolf

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    Hey guys, need a bit of help on my new aquaria 2m setup. It comes with a t5 hood w8th place for 8, 39w tubes. I bought a second demo lighting hood that also has place for 8 tubes. So in total I can have 16 t5 39w tubes... what colors and makes of tube would you recommend. I like it to look a bit more on the blue side but would still like good growth. Thanks guys
     
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    Was thinking of having them...

    2 x actinic
    2 x royal blue
    2 x blue
    2 x fiji purple

    8 x 10000k

    ????
     
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    The first unit can run 2 timed switches 4 tubes each
    And the demo unit has to run all 8 tubes together.
     
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    for coral growth I would go 10000K or less tubes.

    For display you need to offset the yellowness of the 10000K with 20000 and actinics.

    I would run at least half the tubes on 10000K
     
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    5 x blues
    2 x fiji purple
    1 x am 10k
     
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