What bulbs to use in a quad T5 unit??

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  1. dominodeluxe

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    Hi I recently bought a quad T5 unit after my LED's fused ,but it still has all the standard bulbs in it and it is just not doing it its way too white and it makes the algae grow.

    I just want to know what combo is best to use if I want my tank to have a blue tint?

    Also what combo would be best for coral growth?

    Lastely I have a bit of a budget so I'll probably be going for REEFTEK bulbs.
     
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    2 x 12K tubes and 2 x coral blue - a bit more blue than below

    2 x 10K tubes and 2 x coral blue - better growth than above

    There are other combo's as well
     
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    I would say :
    1 x Aquablue
    1 x Aquapink/Pure actinic/Actinic +
    2 x Actinics
     
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