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All T5 fixtures are not created equal


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default All T5 fixtures are not created equal

    I've had a 2x Nova 4 bulb 54 watt for years now. Replacing my aquasuns every year. I just recently bought an aquatinics T5 5 bulb fixture off of Jason (great deal, thanks again). Wow, what a difference! More light than both of my fixtures combined. In fact, I have the Aquactinics fixture with 4x aquasuns and 1 x coralife 10k and it's blowing away my two fixtures together (on the other side of the 240) with 5 Aquasuns and one coralife 10k and one uv violet bulb.

    Looks like I have to save up for another one on the other side. Amazing what quality ballasts can do.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - All T5 fixtures are not created equal

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    You should try the ATI bulbs
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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    +1 on the ATI bulbs. I am currently using a aquaticlife fixture. I love it!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Yeah I bought my Aquaticlife cause Larry told me too-lol-I love it!
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