Hey I'm happy for the hijack, always glad to hear about new stuff.
I had been running CFLs when I was just doing fowlr
, but recently upgraded to the T5. I had given LEDs some thought, but truth told I just found both that and MH
to be quite cost prohibitive. I opted for the T5 because of the massive number of options in terms of bulb spectrum, the "less boiling hot water" feature that it has over some MH
, and as mentioned above the more reasonable pricing. I spent $250 on a deep blue solar extreme, which I love - I'm not planning on replacing the lighting all around, just the bulbs to something with a more blue-ish spectrum. The stock bulbs are VERY yellow/green and it gives everything a slightly algae/vomitous look
If anyone has suggestions for bulbs, I have the 48" solar extreme...I'm going to be getting in on the "bulk buy" that this group is doing in a couple of weeks and am going to be shopping for bulbs