AH Supply Reflectors vs other high quality reflectors - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pullman, WA
Posts: 57
AH Supply Reflectors vs other high quality reflectors

I have what I hope will be an easy questions. It's widely accepted that AH Supply retrofit reflectors are far superior to most premade fixtures, more so with common fixtures like Zoomed and Coralife than with, say, Catalina fixtures. That being said, I haven't found much in the way of good PAR data for them, and nothing that compares them to other upper-tier reflectors, such as Icecap, ATI, or Tek. Does anyone have any input on how AH Supply's reflectors stack up against the other single bulb parabolic reflectors on the market, primarily the aforementioned brands?

Cheers all.
Aqua_chem is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Planted Tank Guru
Seattle_Aquarist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,427
Hi Aqua chem,

Check out this thread, the third and fourth graphs may be somewhat relevant. The third shows the 3 bulb Coralife (divide by 3 for single bulb) and the fourth graph has an AH Supply.

75 Gallon, 2X55W AH Supply CF 8800K, 1XFluval F&P 2.0 48"/59W, 2X Marineland 350 Magnum filters; 45 Gallon Tall, 96Watt AH Supply CF 6700K, 1X Marineland 350 Magnum filter; 30 Gallon Long; Fluval F&P 2.0 36"/46W, Marineland C-220 filter; 20 Gallon, 1X26W AH Supply LED kit, Marineland C-160 filter; all with Press. CO2 and (Calcined) Montmorillonite Clay
Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS)

Seattle_Aquarist is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pullman, WA
Posts: 57
While that is an amazing compilation of data, it's not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm not in the least surprised at the performance of the coralife (did you mean Catalina? There isn't, to my knowledge, a 3 bulb coralife fixture), but the AH supply graph is for a PC fixture, which is unforetunately apples to oranges for my purposes.
Aqua_chem is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome