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eoncloud 12-12-2012 12:42 AM

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?

Thanks

Darkblade48 12-12-2012 01:25 AM

Are these standard T5 or T5HO bulbs?

Take a look at this informative post by Hoppy:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=105774

GMYukonon24s 12-12-2012 02:53 AM

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.

eoncloud 12-12-2012 05:08 AM

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

Darkblade48 12-12-2012 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eoncloud (Post 2107277)
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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