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Ts my impression that T5 are better, cooler and throw out better lite than Powercompacts, if that is so how do they compare to LEDS and what in the long run will be the better buy and source of light for reef and plant tanks and why?
 

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okay fair enough I was speaking in generalities as I personally have used Metal halides for the Last 25 yrs and would be considered quite experienced in Reef and Marine tanks having kept them exclusively for that time period.Now I am looking to set up another reef tank and a plant tank as this is the Last frontier in the hobby I have never attempted, but I have seen Gorgeous plant tanks over the last year and now would like to setup a 125 medium lite tank and concentrate on livebearers and catfishes with possibly some tetras and other community fish. Eheim canisters will be the filters for these tanks as also possibly Aquaclear filters for chemical media if needed. The tank will be 72x 18 x22 or 72x24x 20,Longevity and reliabilty spend once would be the primary goal to keep whatever I chose without second guessing! Currently I lean towards T 5 but am willing for other ideas/opinions, Thanks
 

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I would like to place a ready made fixture on or above the Tank and would like to buy locally so not to occur wait time and shipping costs not to mention possible breakage. Several stores in PA carry the coralife,Hagen and Aquatic life ready made fixtures Just which one is the issue now?
 
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