6 T5 Combinations
The combinations we are suggesting below are a guidline only. Every fish keeper has different opinions on the colours they prefer. The most popular combinations that we find are used in the aquarium hobby are marked with a *.
Colours can vary slghtly depending ont he position of the tubes. you can position the tubes however you like in your own aquarium setup.
4 White 2 Blue Actinic
This combination will help to bring out the natural colours of your corals and fish but you will have a slight yellow hue across the tank. The actinic tube will help to reduce this hue and will bring out the fluorescent colours in your corals
3 White 3 Actinic
You will have a nice balanced colour as the 2 actinic tubes will wash out the yellow hue in the white tubes. Coral growth will be limited as the actinic tubes help towards bringing out out the coral fluorescents but dont contribute towards the coral growth dramatically
2 White 2 Aquablue 50:50, 2 Blue Plus
This combination will give you an overall slight blue tint to the tank enhancing the natural fluorescents of the corals and fish. The Aquablue are fantastic contributors to healthy coral growth as well as washing out the yellow tint to the white tubes. The blue plus will penetrate the tank to deeper levels giving you more light at the bottom of your tank.
1 White,3 Aquablue 50:50, 2 x blue plus.
Overall this option will give you a larger blue tint to the tank thus penetrating the light to the lower depths. Coral growth will be good and fluorescents of your fish enhanced, however you may find it too blue for your taste.
3 Aquablue 50:50, 3 x blue plus.
Overall this option will give you a larger blue tint to the tank thus penetrating the light to the lower depths of the tank. Coral growth will be good and fluorescents of your fish enhanced, however you may find it too blue for your taste.
6 x Aquablue 50:50
The use of 4 x 50:50 is quite popular. The overal coral growth will be good and the volume of light in your tank will be maximised at all depths however using 4 of the same tube will mean you can’t slightly change the effect by altering the position of the tubes unlike with the other combinations. You will have a clinical blue tint to your tank with this setup.
6 x Tropical
This is the most popular conbination for a tropical setup as the pink hue enhances the reds in your tropical fish and the low kelvin promotes healthy plant growth.