I am building a lighting system using yours as a very close guide. I love the look of your tank and am trying to replicate it in a smaller form. The tank is a 72g (272l) bowfront, 48" X 13" to the bow which is 18" (122 X 33 to 46 cm). 21" (640 cm) deep minus the substrate.
I have decided to use a Makerled slim hood kit 122cm long. I have verified via 3d CAD that 2 groups of 6 560mm strips will fit. Without overdriving the strips that will give me a max of 15,500 lumens. With a moderate overdrive, 20,000 lumens.
Using your light as a guide, I am contemplating a total of 6 5700k, 4 5000k and 2 4000k, in two mirrored groups My question is this: at the risk of complicating my driver design, is this a good mix of color temperatures? I have room on the heatsink to substitute 280mm strips for some of the 560mm strips with a moderate change in the drive electronics. Since I am using one buck drive per strip. That microATX case has lots of room and the parts are very cheap. Is it worth it to get a better spectrum of light, and more control over hour to hour intensity.