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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Are both of these T5's?

are both bulbs in this T5 fixture T5 bulbs? because it says that one of them is a full spectrum colormax bulb and that the other is a T5 flourescent, and I would just like to know if I would have to replace the Colormax.

And if anybody knows the quality of this fixture or has owned one, opinions would be great, because I have 130 watts of PC over an ADA 75p and I'm looking for a little bit extra light. I have 3.2 wpg right now and that fixture would give me exactly 4.0wpg. Opinions on this are welcome as well.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 10:31 PM
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Yes Chris, both are T5. The colormax is just a spectrum of output. Colormax is ok to use with plants and simulates an overcast day. In high enough concentrations, it has a very cool effect on colors in your tank, especially in reds, whites, and yellows. I have used it before but chose not to use it on the new tank due to plant light-use efficiancy.
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so you'd say its ok to buy and not bother changing the colormax?
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Yup, this would be a great fixture if your ok with it's low wattage.
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yeh, I just need the extra kick up to 4.0 wpg from 3.2 wpg. I already have 2x65w PC, this is really just a secondary light.
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