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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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4 T5NO vs 2 T5HO

How would 4 T5NO compare to 2 T5HO on a 75gallon tank...I think it has been said the 2 HO would be high light, not sure about the NO's. (The NO's have individual polished reflectors) Lights will sit on the tank.

I would prefer medium light, and have the lights sit on the tank. I also have a single T8 strip with good reflector and was thinking 2 T5NO and the single T8 would be closer to med light and give a more even spread of light for the 18" front to back.


What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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Here's a really good post in regards to what you're asking.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...t5-t12-pc.html
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I would guess that if the NO's have good individual reflectors and the HO's have at least decent reflectors, they'd be pretty similar (4 vs 2). If the HO's have individual reflectors as well, they'd be higher light than the 4 NO's.
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Who makes the NOs with individual reflectors?

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Its called "Deep Blue solarmax T5" I got mine thru amazon but they are currently being held by canadian customs for 12 days so far..... who knows I may never see them.
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Here's a really good post in regards to what you're asking.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...t5-t12-pc.html
I saw that but just don't know how to apply that chart to 2 T5NO and a single T8 with good reflectors.
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