Advice please

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  1. Neef

    Neef

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    Hi there, I have been quite busy. Got myself a WAVE MAKER and just bought a 2x 150W metal halide and 2x 54w T5 lamp.

    Now i need to know what type of globes to fit into the MH 10000k,14000k or 20000k ?:wave2:

    O yes, and it lookes like i am starting to win the fight against the red cyano algae:yeahdude:
     
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  3. IMarine

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    Hi friend 10000k is totaly white and thats what i will go for and blue t5s ,so that you can have the blues come on first then the whites and whites first off then blues
     
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    I'm not going to go into much detail, but the lower the kelvin rating the better the growth and the higher will give you better colour.
    You can use 10k and compensate the white look with blue T5's, but the colour range (6500 - 10000k) will make it more favourable for algae.
    I like the look of a 14 or 16k globe. You can still use blue T5's as the MH won't be on all day.
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