Thanks Hoppy. I appreciate the help. I sure don't remember these T5HO fixtures in this price range 3 years ago when I first attempted this. I thought I was getting a steal at the time on the CF, and had no idea it was inferior to the T5HO. I guess I was still stuck on the WPG thing back then.
One last set of questions: I have been studying all of the charts etc. about PAR, and it looks like the CF fixtures are not too great at all. Would it be a good idea for me to just completely get rid of it, since it seems that not much of the good light gets to the substrate anyway? Then just go with the Dual T5HO for a total of 108 watts of light at 26" to 28" above the top of the substrate? That would be considered high light for me to grow about anything?
Last edited by BigCountry; 04-28-2012 at 11:26 PM.