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dino
08-18-2016, 02:55 PM
so I wanted to ask this on a previous post because we have had conversations about it on the forum but I could not find the previous post. anyway I am setting up a new tank and I have a led light that is around 250 watts and runs 460nm,10000k and 14000k and I am planning on running three t5 bulbs also but im wondering what people recommend for the bulbs? I have not used t5 much and would appreciate some input.

gmann
08-18-2016, 05:46 PM
i would assume it depends what color you are trying to get. currently i have aqua pink, lagoon blue, and 2 x actinic (blue) to go with my kessils. however i like the deep blue look, so the actinic will be swapped out for 2 x blue pop e5

dino
08-19-2016, 09:44 PM
Thank you for the input I was wondering what's best for growth and not worrying about looks as much

dcw1sfu
08-21-2016, 08:29 PM
I run Hydra 52 with 4 retrofit t5's in the canopy. Was running in this order front to back:

coral plus
blue plus
hydra52
coral plus
blue plus

was a great combination seeing great color and growth. I just switched it up though to the following to see if I see any improvement.

blue plus
blue plus
hydra 52
coral plus
blue plus

So far I like the look a tiny bit better as its less pink to early to tell if growth and color will be as good or improve.

dino
08-21-2016, 09:09 PM
Fantastic great info thanks