T5 Bulbs

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Changing my 180 salt water over to a planted aquarium. And I need some help with a bulb combo. Something to make the plants and fish pop.

light is a ATI sunpower 60 inch 8x80.

Thanks for any help.
 

burr740

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You need a couple of extreme red and blues (420 actinic will work for the blue, or ATI purp)

Then a couple red/pink flora types, pretty much any aquarium brand with the word 'flora' in it.

Then maybe one 6500K and a 3000K. The latter only if you have the heavy blue to go along with it.

Not sure how many of these you can find in 5' versions. That's gonna cut your options down considerably
 

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If all else fails you can run 2 or 3 6500Ks, 5 or 6 flora types and a blue actinic
 
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WAX

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Thanks Burr

You wasn't kidding about options for my size light. Especially the 3000k. But I think I found them all.

Does this sound good?
From the front to the back.

Super Flora
Purple plus
Super Flora
6500k
Super Flora
3000k
Purple plus
Super flora

Thanks again.