Originally Posted by tripseven
Actually, I wasnt planning on ditching the T5s completely. I want to use the T5 for actinics and add a couple 175w MH
when time comes for reef. Sound about right? If so, the T5 is a four bulb 54w each and wondering if I need all four actinics or just two?
Are your T5s in a fixture or are they the diy retro kits? I have 2 T5s and 2 VHO
actinics on my 120. I guess it is up to you. With T5 you can mix and match the bulb combo and get better spectrum coverage.
I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to fit all my lights in the new canopy. As it is now things work but with the upgrade to the 250's I'm going to different reflectors on the MHs and they take up more space. I may try something a little different with the actinics this time around. I'm going to work on the design a little more later today.