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Old 10-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #1411
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Ummm.

Dumb questions....

What is considered low, moderate, high lighting?
What is considered low, moderate, high flow?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #1412
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T5 4 bulb low, 6 bulb moderate, 8 bulb high

Low flow barely moves anything, medium is like a cool breeze, high is a hurricane...lol... Hope that helps.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:35 PM   #1413
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then what is a 2bulb? or 12 bulb for that matter? tank placement comes into consideration as well, a 12 bulb system and 40 inches wouldnt be high at hte bottom. Lighting will always be an issue until everyone has a par meter, but at a few hundred bucks... most likely not going to happen. Ive read par values attatched to what is high, moderate and low... but without a meter it does no good. You can rent a meter from some companies-I dont know how much that usually is. although one i saw has like a 500 deposit that was enough to deter me!
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #1414
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Yeah hate to throw more info into it but the height of the tank plays into what is considered low,med,high....or if you truly wanna skip the whole issue, just buy high-end led's.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #1415
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going high end might as well get electrodeless plasma...
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:23 PM   #1416
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Holy sh*$ that would just cook the fish lol
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:36 PM   #1417
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no, they dont get that hot. One that has a light output similar to a 600w mh produces the heat of a 150w mh, and uses 260w.

this is the only fixture ive seen show the stats with it
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #1418
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I meant more towards the sheer output of them, equivalent to 600 w mh.?!? That's crazy
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yeah, but you could have several 400w mh for the price of one-although they have a 50,000hr burn time like leds
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Just wait till they come down in price... in a few years they will cost half or less
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