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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Changing my lights

Hi all

One quick question to the light gurus out there...
I currently have an odyssea 2x39w T5HO with [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty reflectors and was planning on changing to a 1x54w T5HO striplight with reflector from Sunlight Supply. If i understood Hoppy correctly, that would give low-med light on a 20in high tank, and as it has more wattage it would have more intensity than 39w T5HO. Is that correct?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 05:58 PM
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More wattage just means the bulbs are longer - 4 feet vs 3 feet. How much light you would get depends on how good the ballast is and how good the reflectors are.

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