Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Peterborough, UK
Hi Sanj, we have conversed before on Tropical Fish Forums. I am using T8s at the moment, I prefer the bigger choice in spectrums that they give, Iíve only seen a couple of plant designed T5s. My favourite is the Dennerle Special-Plant which has a high output but gives a warm light as itís 3000K, I prefer the warmer light to the cool white light. I will have a total of 5 tubes, 3 Dennerle (1 x 25W, 2 x 18W) 1 x 18W Arcadia Freshwater Lamp (7500K) and 1x 18W (possibly 25W) Hagen Life-glo (6700K). These higher colour temp. bulbs will balance the overall look. All with reflectors, obviously. I use both the shops you mention, Iím getting the lights and co2 from either one this weekend, The Waterzoo stock Dennerle products too which is cool because not many places import them.
The hood will be crammed but itís worth it, I post some pics of the setup when I get the new lighting and co2.