Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-30-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
T5 or LEDs plz help

I really need help with this I'm trying to figure out what should I get I have a 150 gallon aquarium 72 x18x24 I recently are looking at two particular fixture the odyssea t5 an the beams work led an I'm not trying to spend over $300
__________________

__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,064
Led, smaller profile, less heat more coaster effective long term and no bulb replacement down time
__________________

__________________
philipraposo198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
True but will it put the same amount of output then the t5
__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
When it comes down to live plants
__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,064
I think its a bit less but that all depends on which led fixture you get. I have led by finnex and my 75g is showing amazing growth.
__________________
philipraposo198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:09 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
I was looking at beams work
__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:11 PM   #7
member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,064
Haven't heard much about them tbh.
__________________
philipraposo198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
Do they come in 72"
__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:49 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,146
If this is for a planted tank then you need to decide what level of light, low, med, or high you want which determines the type of plants you can successfully grow. Par levels are much lower in deeper tanks. I have a 220g tank that is 30" deep and have a combination of T5HO, Metal Halide, and BML Led fixture to achieve high light deep into the tank. Build My Led website has Par levels for their fixtures which is what I suggest you look up for the fixtures your interested in to determine the level of light you'll get.
__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:54 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
MightyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 132
The one I saw was beams works it's called snake eyes Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1398902044.120596.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	157.3 KB
ID:	235581
__________________

__________________
MightyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leds only or leds with t5 or t8s?? Help?? Pick1225 Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 1 12-04-2012 07:19 PM
Leds??? Leds + t5 or t8s??? Help??? Pick1225 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 12-04-2012 04:04 PM
LEDs question. Need your help. Azul17 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-02-2012 07:19 PM
Hair algae plz plz help Scotty09 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 49 03-29-2011 09:37 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.