Suggestions on t5 lights with 150w 14000k metal halide

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  1. charlv

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    Hi Everyone

    Can someone help me with light suggestions.
    My Tanks size:
    918L x 520H x 605W
    Running a 150w 14000k Metal Halide

    I like the blue look but crisp

    So i was thinking of two t5 39w actinic blues plus the halide
    Will this be ok

    Corals at the moment sps, lps and softies

    Thanks in advance
    Charl
     
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    why not put a 20K MH?
     
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    Hi ziyaadb
    I have a 14000k just want to supplement with t5
    On a 20k you do not get alot of growth on sps but nice color don't you think or am i wrong.
    Will the two t5 blue actinics work for the blue color that way you still get that blue look to get the color of the coral.
    But my question is blue actinics will they help with coral growth aswell or is it more for color.

    Thanks Charl
     
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    14000k mh and 2 x 39w actinic t5 will be sufficient lighting for your tank to keep even sps in that 280lt set up:thumbup:go for it...
     
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