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  1. Lighting
    I saw these http://www.euroquatics.com/e5-lamps/ the other day and completely understand the economics of the E5 versus the T5, but does one give up anything on PAR and light spectrum? Please share your thoughts on this...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I'm new to the hobby and have been doing a lot of research. I have had a planted tank for the past 4 months and now jumping in to reefing, havent done too much yet but i can tell that im getting addicted... so far i have a 20 long and a 10 gallon sump, 4 bulb t-5 and a protein skimmer not sure...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, looking to picks some of your brains about T-5 supplement lighting. Right now I have been running 3-Oceanrevive S206 leds lights for about a year and a half. Love the fixtures and the energy and heat saving they have gave me versus my old 4 bulb VHO T-12 setup. Seem to be...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Per my other post I've downsized from a 180 and I'm putting together a new 90 tank description below. Currently I'm looking to replace some very old T-12's ( 2 x white and 2 x actinic ). Like just about everyone i'm comparing LED's vs T-5's. My question is when comparing wattage most...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've been running two Photon 32 reef breeder leds over my 210gal for a little over a year now on my mixed reef, which is becoming a dominate sps tank now. While nothing dies under these led I have shadowing issues (bases of corals die) and the growth isn't that great (very slow growth for most...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Just picked up a new light fixture the other day. I went with an AquaticLife 72" T5 HO 8 banger. Running four 420/460nm bulbs, two 10k, and two Purples. Also it has six 1 watt leds for moonlight. It was very easy to set up the timer and mount it on the tank. When I finish the basement I will be...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am looking to add night lights to my aquarium. I'm running 2 36" t-5 coralife units right now. Looking for suggestions. Maybe stunner strips? Blue LED? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  8. General classifieds
    New to the forum and reaching out for anyone who has a 6-8 bulb T5 lighting fixture for sale. Or possible LED lighting 48x18x22 Thank you
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. I will be swapping up to a 90 gallon tank soon and have a few questions about the lighting. The tank is 48"x24"x18". My friend gave me a metal halide fixture that uses 2-150 watt halides and 2-96 watt power compacts. The fixture needs new bulbs and I have priced that to about...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    just passing the word around, reef geek has a sale on their tek t-5 fixtures right now. nearly half price vs some other stores. i just ordered a 6x39 fixture for 200 bucks... if your looking for a new light, now would be a great time to get one.
  11. Lighting
    I decided to make the switch to led. I picked up 2 120 watt fixtures from reefbreeder on e-bay. The fixtures use 55 3 watt bridgelux bulbs are dimable, and have 4 red, 2 green, and 4 ultra blues per fixture. So far I really love the shimmer and color from these fixtures but they don't seem to be...
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  12. Reefing Equipment
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  13. Reefing Equipment
    So I am not the best when it comes to lighting. I am in the Alpha stages of planning my 40 gallon mixed reef, and need some help. I was looking at this one but I'm just not sure if this will cut it. I will be keeping 1-3 anemones as well as some mushrooms, LPS Hards, and polyps. Obviously I...
  14. Lighting
    tank specs: 120 gal acrylic tank (60"x18"x24"tall) 48" nova extreme pro 6x54watt HO t-5 fixture My tank has been running for almost 1 year now, about 8 months with current fixture. As I am getting more into lps and sps corals, should I just replace the bulbs in my t-5 fixture or look for a...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just recently upgraded my system to a 120 gal tall. I am ready to start adding some corals and wondering if my light fixture will be enough. Currently I am using a 48" nova extreme pro 6 bulb fixture (6x54) watts. The tank is 60" long so i realize that the ends will be a little dark but if I...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, I am hoping to turn my regular salt water aquarium into a reef aquarium. My tank is a 46g bow-front. It is approximately 36L x 20H x 13W. I currently have a Marineland "Reef cable" LED System on top but it has come to my attention that it is significantly under powered for most corals...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for recommendations on lighting for a 90 gallon tank 48"w x 18" x 24" d. I will have fish as well as some beginner corals. I currently have a Deep Blue brand 4 light 48" T5 fixture with 2 white 2 actinic bulbs. I bought it used and I am sure bulbs are 6 months or more old. My...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Moving reef from 52 gallon tank to 75 rimless tank. I thinking about a T5 six buld fixture or a deep blue solar flare LED 48" unit . The deep blue uint is new to market not sure how it is. I current have reef under 4 buld T5 everything doing great. Any thoughts would like to stay under $500.00...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Getting the Most from Your T-5 Lights: A Look at Reflectors and More
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I Have a 46 Gallon Bow Front. I Have Softies A Few Leathers, Polyps, Open Brain, Mushrooms And A Few Others. I Have A 36" T-5 With 1-39 Watt 10,000k And 1-39 Watt Actinic. I Also Have A 24" T-5 On There That Has 1-24 Watt Actinic In It. My Question Is What Other Bulb Should I Put In The Other...
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