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hi,

i bought a 24" t5 HO nova extreme today for my 10 gallon tank, but it is the saltwater version with a 10,000k and an actinic (they make a version with FW bulbs but this was a good price).

anyway i want to replace the actinic and maybe the 10,000k the only bulbs i have been able to find are an ultra sun 6500k super daylight and a flora sun maximum plant growth 5000k.

what would be the best combination of the 10,000k, 6500k and 5000k?

10,000k and 6500k
10,000k and 5000k
5000k and 5000k
6500k and 6500k

any help appreciated :)
 

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Wow, that's a lot of light for a 10g! What are you growing?
HC, dwarf hairgrass and maybe glosso. from what i have read HC/glosso need a ton of light to grow compact and dense :p plus if i ever want to add anything else later i can. just keeping my options open. i have another 10g planted with 3wpg and it's going great, but i want more.
 

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i will definitely be using co2 and dosing with ferts using the EI method.

thanks for the advice :) now i'm wondering how much light a really have on this tank... i assumed the wpg rule worked for t5 ho... i had 4.8 wpg... now idk what the heck i have :icon_lol:
 
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