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Old 07-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Since buying my new t5 lighting, I've wanted to put a more "Blue Hue" into the lighting. How would you arrange the bulbs, in order from the front to back?

My fixture is a 6 bulb fixture, and the tank has various softies, lps, and a few sps and clams.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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Could you post a pic of how it looks now to get an idea of how blue you want and what bulbs are you currently running
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I know there's a little blur, but as you can see, there's a little more white light than I would prefer.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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Try 3 actinics and 3 10k. Or if still not blue enough add more actinic bulbs. What are your current bulbs? looks like you have some bad cyano.
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That's not cyano. It's coralline algae. I've been having a war with it, trying to keep it off the front glass. But back to lighting, I use 3 12,000K and 3 actinic bulbs. I was thinking maybe 4 actinic, 1 10,000K and 1 12,000K (or 5 actinic and 1 12,000K)
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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Ok sorry cant tell form that angle. My lfs has an 8 bulb t5 and they use all actinic but one 10k maybe do something like that.
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