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Old 03-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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T5,T8 lights

I have a marine aquarium 4 T8's 2 blue actinics and 2 White 10000k and 3 T5 build could I have all 3 T5's White bulbs and just keep 2 T8 blue actinics ?? Or do I need at least one T5 blue ?
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"Need" - not sure about that, but I prefer blue in my mix since I like to begin and end my 8-10 hour lighting with blue. A more gently awakening before the white ones come on, and a slower move to total darkness before the whites go off. Of course, that only works when each are on their own switch. I also think I've read that the blues make your colors (of fish and coral) within the tank look nicer too.
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