T5HO Lighting Question

$eaba$$

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Hey guys,

I have a 20 gallon tall, which is 16" tall. I have a quick question about T5HO lighting. If I were to get a 24" 4x24 watt T5HO fixture, how would you go with bulbs; two 10K and two actinic or three 10K and one actinic, or how else? The tank has pom pom xenia, octopus coral, mushrooms, and a green bubble tip anemone. I would like to have as much color as possible, but also good growth.

Thanks!
 

$eaba$$

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14175260#post14175260 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by nikon187
2 actinic + or blue +
1 aqua sun
1 aquablue special or aquablue +

Thanks, but I was honestly just thinking about the bulbs that often come with the fixtures. What would you do with those?

Thanks
 

mat167

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Curious by what you mean by "bulbs that come with the fixture". If we're talking about a mix of 10 000k and actinics, i would go 2 and 2 for best compromise of best growth and color.However, the set up that nikon mentioned will look way better. Unless i'm mistaken they're giesmann bulbs, i think you'd be happy with them.
 

mat167

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so yea i'd gp two actinics and two 10000k. when you change them though, don't be afraid to try other colors :)
 
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