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Old 06-07-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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I have been thinking of switching to T-5 lighting from the PCs that I have now. I was wondering what kind of results people have been getting from this kind of lighting and whether or not its worth it. The reasons for switching are less heat and less wattage per lumen and less bulb replacement cost because they last longer and are cheaper.
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I love mine! Once I took off the canopy, I got more gas exhange, my pH is good. They really look nice. I got the nova extreme 48" 216W ones.
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i just recieved mine on monday and all i can say is WOW what a differnece!
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Same here, I am so glad I tossed my power compacts!!!
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what are you waiting for, I just got mine Monday and I should have done this first... WOW,WOW and did I say WOW.... 8)
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Hey are you guyz really throwing out your PC's? For those us us down here in the dimmer light, just thinking about getting into PC...sounds like we've missed the boat.

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looks like T5 it is.
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Anyone have pics of PC vs the T5?
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Anyone have pics of PC vs the T5?
Mine was in the canopy, I would have to dig it out of the attic, hook it up and take the pic! Maybe one of the folks that just got theirs might be able to do it.
Scottm, you are using PC right, and thinking about getting the T5s, right?
Any chance you can take a before/after pic?
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Anyone have pics of PC vs the T5?
I have em', Although its not an equal comparison with my two lights,Coralife 265 watt PC lights and the Nova extreme 432 watt
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