I'm after opinion on setting up or modifying my mini trees for 2012. In the short time that I got started this year I managed to get 4 mini trees, each with Big W 200 Red and 200 Green strings attached to the same frame that David used for his RGB here. For now each string is only run as 1 channel although they are 2 channel strings. For next year I am looking at adding Blue strings and having 8 mini trees. First question: Is 200 lights per colour per minitree too many? or should I cut them back to 100? Second: If they stay 200 should I run each colour as 2 channels to be able to use a shimmer/sparkle effect? Is it worth the extra channel count? Third: When sequencing, is it best to order the channels 1R/1G/1B/2R/2G/2B/.. etc. or 1R/2R/..8R/1G/2G.. etc? Now I realise there is the RGB option but as yet I am not entertaining that idea during 2011. I look forward to your opinions on this. Thanks.