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T5 lights bulbs

Post by Buff on Sun May 13, 2012 11:49 am

I am getting a 6 bulb T5 fixture and i'm not sure how many of the different types of bulbs to get. i was thinking 3 actinic and 3 midday. Anyone have a better idea?

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Re: T5 lights bulbs

Post by NinjaPirateAssassin on Sun May 20, 2012 2:00 pm

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=178954

Huge thread from one of the forums I frequent with pictures of various bulb combinations for T5 lighting.

I personally run 2 ATI Blue+, 1 ATI AquaBlue Special and 1 ATI Purple+ in my 4-bulb fixture, but my choice is pretty hard set because of lighting needs. with a 6 bulb you have more flexibility.

Generally 4 Blue+'s 1 AB special and 1 GE6500k for a 14K look seems to be the most common recommendation for a 6 bulb.

I don't know hardly anybody that runs actinic's in a T5 anymore because the PAR dropoff is so significant.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2096816&page=64

Look for anything that The Grim Reefer says in that thread, pretty much the Go-To guy on T5 lighting.

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