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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Single 48" T5HO Replacement Options

I have a 60 gallon that is 48" long by 12" wide by 24" tall with low light plants. We have been successfully growing everything we would like to, mostly low and medium light plants. Unfortunately, it kicked the bucket today so we are looking for a replacement for the current single 54w T5.

Suggestions? 2 t5s is going to be far too much light. It is low tech, low maintenance.
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Not necessarily, I currently have a 48" Aquaeon T5 light fixture going on my 55 gallon acrylic tank, and it's a 2 bulb fixture. And my tank is a low tech setup, since it's not an HO fixture but an NO system, the bulbs aren't as bright as the high output fixtures.

Here's where you can order the same fixture I'm using

I just switched out the stock bulbs that came with the fixture for 6700k bulbs

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2x T5NO can be a good replacement for 1x T5HO if you want. Or you can get a 1 bulb fixture again. I am currently running 1 bulb in a 2x T5HO bulb fixture as well, which is another idea.
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