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Old 06-11-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

A couple of months ago I bought a 30' Coralife T5 lighting fixture. I'm wondering if this light fixture is high output or not. The package doesn't state anything about it being HO but it does mention the growth of corals and such. I also got this lighting fixture from my LFS.
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Hello everyone,

A couple of months ago I bought a 30' Coralife T5 lighting fixture. I'm wondering if this light fixture is high output or not. The package doesn't state anything about it being HO but it does mention the growth of corals and such. I also got this lighting fixture from my LFS.
How many watts and what is the heat temperature of each bulb?
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You mean like the Kelvin? 10,000 and 6500. Not so sure on the watts.
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You mean like the Kelvin? 10,000 and 6500. Not so sure on the watts.
Well judging by the kelvin temp it is HO, I'm not much of an expert on this so someone might pop in and correct me but I think it is HO
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I'm pretty sure they are HO
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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The Coralife fT5s are indeed HO. And they do ok for my 55, but man, I really want a 4 bulb fixture. It's next on my list. I want a tabling acro, dangit!
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I wouldn't be 100% that they are or are not HO. I have a Coralife two bulb T5 that is normal output (24"). They make both. There should be some kind of stamp on the end of each bulb showing wattage.
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Thanks guys. Yeah I'll try looking for the watts. I really hope it is HO because I wanted to have a reef aquarium with an anemone.
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I have a 4 bulb coralife unit that is HO. It wouldn't support the corals I wanted so I switched to LEDs and used it over my FOWLR tank.
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What kind if LEDs did u get and how much were they? In planning on getting some myself online but don't know where to start.
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