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Thread: AquaticLife T5HO Hybrid 4x24 with Mitras 6100 HW

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    Default AquaticLife T5HO Hybrid 4x24 with Mitras 6100 HW

    I am considering buying an AquaticLife T5HO Hybrid 4x24 watt for my cube aquarium that is 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm. I have the overflow in the middle. I have the GHL Mitras 6100 HW with the standard light composer installed.
    Right now, I run the lamp on max output/ 180 watt but I have some shadowing from my sps corals and I also have a Tridacna Derasa clam om the bottom and I don’t think it’s getting enough light.
    Therefor I want to supplement the LX 6100 with 4x24 T5 that add 100 watts of lightning. Then I will run the LX 6100 on high effiency/ 120 watt. Are this going to give me more par-value on the bottom of the aquarium ?
    And which bulbs would you recommend ? I think more blue light will give the most par-value on the bottom ?

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    Adding more light will certainly help.
    For a 4 bulb T5-combo, you can do 3 blues and 1 white if you prefer a more blue overall appearance. For a more white appearance, 2x blue and 2x white would be more suitable.

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    The LX 6100 lamp output will be decreased from 190 watt to 120 watt (high effiency) but then there will be 100 watt from the T5. Are 120 watt LED High effiency + 100 watt T5 better then and more par-value on the bottom, then only 190 watt (high output) without the T5 ?

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    If you're looking for more par and light spread, I'm not sure why you'd intentionally decrease the power of the LX6 with HE mode. The combination of both LED and T5 will provide you with that extra par and spread.
    Let it run at HO mode, add the T5 and run the LX6 with acclimation mode for at least 8 weeks. That will allow your coral and clam to steadily adapt to the increased light output. If during the 8 week period, you begin to see some light stress in the coral, then that is your sign that the current LX6 output is too much and needs to be dialed back a bit.

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    Ok thanks.

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