Lighting Combination

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  1. shaneparkins

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    Hi

    I have 8 T5 tubes. Whats is best combination.

    EG: 4 X white and 4 X blue?
     
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  3. TaahirS

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    Depends on your taste. Do you like a slightly more blue tank, a very blue tank, more of a white colour etc.
     
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    I must admit prefer the blue look more than the white.
     
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    Then maybe go for 5 blue 3 white and see how it turns out. What globes are you using?
     
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    Not sure what brand, from Aquaria
     
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    i have a 6 tube and went 4 20000k and 2 16000k
     
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    Use ATI bulbs and go for 4 X Aquablue Plus, 2 X Purple plus and 2 X coral plus or aquablue special..
    Well that's my opinion..lol
     
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    I have an 8xT5 unit and running 4blues,2 whites and 2 pinks. Its too white for my liking so will add another blue just for colours to pop. I'm running normal tubes as I cant afford fancy name brands. Corals are growing fast and are healthy so I'm happy.
     

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