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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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6 bulb t5

Hey Everybody,

im very new to planted tanks so i need some advice for my build. I came over from the reef side and have a 66"x22"x18" tank with a 48" 6 bulb T5 pendant (ATI Powermodule). i was wondering if that would be too much light for an Iwagumi setup?

would i better off swapping it for a 60" 4 bulb sunpower?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:25 AM
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Are these standard T5 or T5HO bulbs?

Take a look at this informative post by Hoppy:

PAR vs Distance, T5, T12, PC - New Chart

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Would you have to use all the bulbs? Like for my fixture I have 4 bulbs and I have 2 switches so that I can turn off 2 bulbs if I wanted.

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Darkblade48 - They are T5HO and its considered one of the most powerful/Brightest T5 fixtures

GMYukonon24s - yes it has 2 switches one for 2 and the other for the other 4 but if i only use 4 then i would rather just downgrade
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Darkblade48 - They are T5HO and its considered one of the most powerful/Brightest T5 fixtures

GMYukonon24s - yes it has 2 switches one for 2 and the other for the other 4 but if i only use 4 then i would rather just downgrade
Take a look at the link I posted above. You can get away with 2 bulbs...in fact, even with 2 bulbs, it will be a bit much.

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