Looking to upgrade led’s in t5 hybrid for better coral color

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Hello! I’m running a t5 hybrid with 2 blue and 2 actinic bulbs with 2 aquaknight (100% blue 20% white) led’s (my original leds from my first tank).
Noticing my corals coming from the lfs eventually become more dull in color. I believe it is my lights.
The fixture is 8 inches above the tank.
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Either looking for two small led’S or a larger one to fit in between the space allotted by the fixture.
Not looking for the most expensive light but more middle or even lower priced if it provides pop.
Thanks for any help I can get
 
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You could go with an Orphek OR3 LED light bar either day plus or blue plus

 
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You could go with an Orphek OR3 LED light bar either day plus or blue plus

What photo period would you suggest for t5 and the led?

currently led comes on at 11 and runs all blue until 9pm

t5’s turn on at 12:30 and off at 4:30. 2 blue and 2 actinic
 
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I run my Orphek Atlantic 10a to 9:30p but that includes an hour ramp up&down and my t5 (2-B+, 1-acintic & 1-Coral+) from 12:30p to 6:30p

This is my tank:

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I run my Orphek Atlantic 10a to 9:30p but that includes an hour ramp up&down and my t5 (2-B+, 1-acintic & 1-Coral+) from 12:30p to 6:30p

This is my tank:

Day1106.jpg
Thanks man. I’ll run mine this way

thinking of upgrading my aquaknight 30 w leds to either nicrew 50 w or AI primes.
Really looking to keep a budget.
Any suggestions?
 
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Pricey lil bugger. I guess one is enough in the middle of the t5?
You could go with one daylight or one of each. The 36" bar is $170 so not as bad as say a Kessil 360 but probably not as much par but I don't know
 
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