T5 Color Combo?

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  1. Banana Man

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    Hi,

    I am running a lighting system with 6 80W T5's. I was using 4 BlueWhite, 2 Blue and 1 Pink but have recently changed to:

    - 1 BlueWhite
    - 4 Blue Actinic
    - 1 Pink.

    I am using the RedSea T5's:

    http://www.redseafish.com/hardware/t5-fluorescent-reef-lighting/

    I think with this setup i will have less algae growth and more Coral growth but i stand to be corrected! Does anyone know if the setup will achieve what i hope?

    Thanks!
     
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    Pink is a plant bulb and will facilitate algae growth. I would change it for a 10-14,000°K. If that's too blue since you have lots of actinics, switch one of those out to that same bulb.
     
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    +1 Kyle
     
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    Thanks. I could try replacing the pink for one of the whites i took out. I heard that the pink helps bring out the red Coral colors though?
     
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    Probably, but actinics will still help them pop.
     
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    I woul change out the amount of actinic bulbs you have, they don't really have the intensity to be your primary bulb. I would try

    3-4 blue plus
    1-2 actinic
    And one purple plus or Fiji purple (this may be the one you were thinking of not pink)
     
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