Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
If you are going reef, and you are dead set on T5's, you want two 48", 8 x 54 watt fixtures. You could also get 4 LED pendants at about $150.00 or so a piece.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Triggersgalore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 147
I would love to get the LED fixtures but I don't have that kinda of money. Maybe somewhere down the road I can upgrade. Do you think the LED or two 48" t5 would cost less?
__________________

__________________
Triggersgalore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
What do you think you are going to spend on proper lighting for that tank? Lighting is one of the most important components. You aren't going to light that tank properly for a couple hundred. Even the 8 lamp T5 fixtures are going to run you about 200 a pop and then you need about 300 in lamps.
You are better off spending the 600 or so for the LEDs and never have to change a bulb.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.