Odyssea makes a t5ho fixture that works great and is super affordable.
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I would agree with you. I have an Odyssea 36" T5HO for my 40b. I got the 4 bulb version, but only use 2 bulbs and it is still Med-High light. I lent out my PAR meter, but as soon as I get it back I can get some readings for you.Do you have any PAR data on them? I feel they might be too much light for my tank...
Someone's got the DIY fever :hihi:So I'm the works of getting my 40B up and running, but i need some lighting recommendations...
....I'm not sure if any hardware store will have 36" T8s, but if they do, please inform me. Any other light recommendations will be put into consideration.
This might be what I'm looking for. I'm assuming this is a single bulb fixture? As long as it's low-med light, I'll be happyI have a 40B. I did some extensive research on this from experts on this site when I got it up and running. For my low light plants I got a coralight 96 watt. It has been great. It penetrates to the bottom of the tank but is far from overpowerful. I also have an open top tank and the legs it came with work well, It isn't suspended but I suppose it could be/.
Here it ishttp://www.marinedepot.com/Coralife..._Fixtures-Coralife-ES53006-FILTFIPCTS-vi.html
Yeah, I have the DIY fever... I've looked into 12" T8s for my 5.5G, but I couldn't find any reflectors that went around the tubes so I went with an under-cabinet light and it grows low light plants well. Not much maintenance, which I like.Someone's got the DIY fever :hihi:
HomeDepot has 24 & 36 T5 fixture in single & double tube in white ceiling mount type fixtures that designed to be hardwired. That's any easy mod to convert to a wire & plug. Good thing is you could make a Oak Frame to mount lights in to match the stand. Bad thing you'll be close to the cost of a regular light fixture with double the weight.