Originally Posted by Kodvenom
What about for.a 36 gal
bow front what do you suggest I was thinking of just going and buying a t5 high output rates to grow with actinic blue pet stores says it will grow fine just have to replace bulbs more than led
This will come down to the exact dimension for your tank and wat live stock you keeping.
T5 is always good choice until you looking for upgrade in certain area.
Maybe you want the shimmering look
Maybe you don't want to spend the time on the trip to buy replacement bulb. (*trust me, a lot of people do it every 6 to 12 months when first start, but as time moves on that 6 to 12 months feeling shorter and shorter and then people just stop doing it)
Maybe you want to have more control over the light with dimming etc.
Keep in mind T5 will need higher watts to give you the similar output LED
usually can produce. So amount of light bulb change would depend on that.