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Old 04-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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t5 lighting?

I just went a bought a two light t5 fixture because I was told zoas will not grow with two t8s. Are the two t5s i bought better than than t8's i have and will they grow zoas?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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2 t5's are better than 2 t8's. I probably would have went for a 4 bulb t5 fixture though.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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What brand did you get.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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Here it is. Is it ok?



Zoo Med AquaSun T-5 HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hood at PETCO
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That is the same fixture I have. My zoas do fine, as do mushrooms, kenya tree, and believe it or not, several LPS corals such as torch, frogspawn, duncan, galaxea, and blastomussa.
That being said, your mileage will vary. I don't really know why my corals are all doing better under these lights than they should, and I intend to upgrade soon to avoid pushing my luck!
But it'll be fine for low light softies like zoas and mushrooms.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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Oh, one more thing I wish I had known when I bought that. There is a 4 bulb 48" fixture that is only slightly more.
4Ft/4Bulbs fixture
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i have a 6 bulb fixture over my 55g. The Nova Extreme Pro 6x54w 48"
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the help. I would have got the 48in but I don't have room for it.
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