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Hey guys.

I'm making a hood with a DIY retrofit for my 10 gallon. This hood will have 4x14 watt bulbs. Now I have 3 types of bulbs to choose from: actinics, 6700K and 18000K. I was wondering on how I should arrange these?

 

 

1. Front of the tank

-actinics-

-6700K-

-actinics-

-6700k-

 

OR...

 

2. Front of the tank

-actinics-

-6700K-

-actinics-

-18000K-

 

 

Or any other ideas you might have.

 

Thanks in advance.

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#2... probably a nice blue tint.

 

#1 will be very white, almost yellowish I think.

 

Are these going to be NO T5's?

 

Jesse

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#2... probably a nice blue tint.

 

#1 will be very white, almost yellowish I think.

 

Are these going to be NO T5's?

 

Jesse

 

Thanks for your help.

Unfortunately these are T8. The actinics are NO, and the 6700k and 18000k are HO. Im trying to get some individual reflectors, so hopefully that will help.

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1 = blue/yellow

2 = blue-whitish/yellow

 

How about #3?

 

actinic

18000K

actinic

18000K

 

You can't get your hands on anything that is whiter rather than blue or yellow?

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1 = blue/yellow

2 = blue-whitish/yellow

 

How about #3?

 

actinic

18000K

actinic

18000K

 

You can't get your hands on anything that is whiter rather than blue or yellow?

 

 

I thought about 3. But I'm not a big fan of very blue tanks.

I could get 10000K bulbs, but those bulbs are the ones I have on hand right now.

 

So maybe 4?

actinic

10000K

actinic

18000K

 

Also, what are some coral I could keep. Could I get a hammer or a frogspawn?

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But I'm not a big fan of very blue tanks.

 

Then you probably don't want 18000K lamps.

 

If you don't like overly blue tanks I would consider:

 

#4

10000K

10000K

actinic

10000K

 

or

 

#5

actinic

10000K

actinic

10000K

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