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Old 04-16-2004, 02:43 AM   #1
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T5 lights.

Are T5 lights able to support cocrea clams?
(the light hood is 2 x 24 wattage T5 bulbs, 2 feet tank)
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IMO, MH are going to be your best bet.
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T5 refers to the thickness(diameter) of the bulb and I would say that is nowhere near enought light for clams.
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I'm not sure what T5 refers to, but the thickness of a bulb doesn't mean anything. PC lights are thinner than NO Flourescents, of course, and they're far more effective.
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #5
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T5's are actually HO bulbs and can be used to keep certain clams and certain SPS's if placed high enough to the light. They do pack one heck of a punch and can even be compared to MH's.

However, a two 24" T5's wouldn't be suitable for Croceas.
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I'm not familiar with HO flourescent bulbs, but here's a link with some good info.

http://www.bulbspecialists.com/fluorescent_bulb.htm

http://www.aquarium-lighting-guide.com/fluorescent
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Excellent sites ... escpecially http://www.aquarium-lighting-guide.com/fluorescent. Wish I would have known about these a couple weeks back .. it would have saved me countless hours on the web.
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Umm... ok... I think he was serious, though...

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I use vho's and Im impressed with them It lights up my whole 2 rooms that are connected, and they almost blind me! HEHE
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