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owens81jw 01-30-2013 07:58 PM

New Catalina's T5 system
 
Hello all ,

Right before heading to working , fed ex drop off my new lighting system

3x54 watts
With moonlights...

All I gotta say is OMG !!!!

This t5 system is one of the brightest things I seen in my whole life!!!!

I put it on my tank n my German rams colors popped instantly !!!!!

I give this 5 stars!!!!!

Dx3Bash 01-30-2013 09:22 PM

I just picked up a 3 x 54W 48" a month ago. Fantastic hood with more light than is needed on a 55 Gallon. Service was excellent I must add. The original hood arrived damaged, but Jim at Catalina promptly sent out a replacement the next day before I even had time to package the original damaged hood up for a return shipment. The second hood arrived in excellent condition without issue. Great service combined with a great product = Priceless.

longgonedaddy 01-31-2013 01:53 AM

I have a 3x39 for my 65g and I love it. I think it's a near-perfect light for this setup.

owens81jw 01-31-2013 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by longgonedaddy (Post 2403202)
I have a 3x39 for my 65g and I love it. I think it's a near-perfect light for this setup.

It's crazy !!!! Once I turn on all 3 bulbs , my fish started swimming for joy !!!!
They were all very active

hisxlency 01-31-2013 03:03 PM

can you share a link where you purchased from?

Yankee 01-31-2013 07:07 PM

It's great to hear positive things about this fixture. I'm becoming more persuaded to get a 4 bulb fixture for a 75. Thanks!

Hoppy 01-31-2013 07:30 PM

There is no question that brighter lighting makes an aquarium look great. There should also be no question that that same brighter lighting causes what would be minor algae problems to be major problems, and avoiding or even being able to handle those problems requires pressurized CO2, adjusted to maintain a concentration of CO2 in the water that is close to the maximum that the fish can live with. If you choose to ignore the need for CO2 you may well become one of those who drop the whole planted tank hobby our of sheer frustration.

owens81jw 01-31-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoppy (Post 2409194)
There is no question that brighter lighting makes an aquarium look great. There should also be no question that that same brighter lighting causes what would be minor algae problems to be major problems, and avoiding or even being able to handle those problems requires pressurized CO2, adjusted to maintain a concentration of CO2 in the water that is close to the maximum that the fish can live with. If you choose to ignore the need for CO2 you may well become one of those who drop the whole planted tank hobby our of sheer frustration.

I got my 20lb tank filled up n ready to go!!!

Yankee 01-31-2013 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by owens81jw (Post 2409306)
I got my 20lb tank filled up n ready to go!!!

That's a giant CO2 tank... Holy crap.

longgonedaddy 01-31-2013 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoppy (Post 2409194)
There is no question that brighter lighting makes an aquarium look great. There should also be no question that that same brighter lighting causes what would be minor algae problems to be major problems, and avoiding or even being able to handle those problems requires pressurized CO2, adjusted to maintain a concentration of CO2 in the water that is close to the maximum that the fish can live with. If you choose to ignore the need for CO2 you may well become one of those who drop the whole planted tank hobby our of sheer frustration.


Just excel for me, no major algae problems.

lipadj46 01-31-2013 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Yankee (Post 2410954)
That's a giant CO2 tank... Holy crap.

not really

lauraleellbp 02-01-2013 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by hisxlency (Post 2407242)
can you share a link where you purchased from?

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1638

biogenetic40379 02-09-2013 03:16 AM

Think one of these would work for even light coverage on a 33g long? It has pressurized CO2, about to make a reactor for the co2. My buddy has a par meter and it seems the single t5ho wasn't giving an even enough amount of light. I can suspend the fixture, so it can be up higher if need be

owens81jw 02-09-2013 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biogenetic40379 (Post 2486658)
Think one of these would work for even light coverage on a 33g long? It has pressurized CO2, about to make a reactor for the co2. My buddy has a par meter and it seems the single t5ho wasn't giving an even enough amount of light. I can suspend the fixture, so it can be up higher if need be


how long is your tank?

ThatGuyWithTheFish 02-09-2013 03:19 AM

Hm, my 1 bulb T5HO might not actually be enough light, even though it's great for the BBA.


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