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HO T5 question

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by reiverix, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. reiverix

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    I have a chance to get a 6*54w HO T5 light setup. It's the Tek Systems one with each bulb on its own reflector. Anyone have experience with T5s compared to PCs?

    My tank is a 75g with 4*65 PC and 40w NO fluorescent. I've heard they run a lot cooler which is one of the main issues here.
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Re: HO T5 question

    This will give you more light and more even lighting.

    I've seen some decent tanks(ADA type quality) with 2 x 54 w on a 75 gal tank that looked very nice.

    So it's more than enough to grow anything you'd ever want.

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    Re: HO T5 question

    Well, I installed the lights and I am more than happy. Better tank coverage and it's just so bright. I've never seen so much pearling. I thought my tank would start floating into the air :)
     
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    Re: HO T5 question

    Yes, most folks are ahppy with T5's

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    Re: HO T5 question

    dear tom
    i am also trying to get T5 HO lights. can you suggest a good brand and what K would be ideal for plants ,or may be we need to mix 6500k with 8000k .
    thanks in advance
    shugato
     
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    Re: HO T5 question

    I've seen quite a few brands, make sure you get the electronic ballast, I've seen some cheapy ones that were not. We have some local brands that run fairly cheap, about 199$ complete for 2x54w 299$ fior 4 x 54 retail, you proably can find them cheaper, I still use PC lights or HQI but will upgrade later to HQI and T5.

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