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Old 08-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #61
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I was thinking getting a T-8 if the lighting is larger especial for my Reef.... The more the merrier I guess... Should I do a T-8 or go with the T-5?
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #62
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I'm pretty sure the t-5 provides more light because its smaller and more is reflected down into the tank and not blocked by the bulb itself when reflecting off of the hood reflectors.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:24 PM   #63
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I'm only asking cause someone in this forum pick-up a Light Fixture for cheap and it worked for there reef tank.... I just can't remember were....
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:24 PM   #64
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Oh they picked it up from a Home Depot....
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #65
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T5 lighting is more efficient than T8 lighting, and also penetrates better due to it's light output.
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question on salt water tank, can i run a invertebrates tank only with fake/faux coral w.o lighting and a air pump with sponge filter? if people dont mind my post in this thread or ill just make a new thread
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:15 PM   #67
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The T# is the bulb diameter in 1/8 inch increments. A T8 is one inch in diameter a T12 is 1" and a T5 is 5/8". You can fit more T5 bulbs than T8's in the same space. Because T5's are thinner you make small parabolic reflectors which concentrate the light down into the tank instead of losing up and to the sides.
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Got it thanks... I was just trying to take the Cheap way out....hahaha
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How do I know what size T-5 Light I should get for my 50gallon Tank? I am not sure if it's a 36" or the 48"? Could someone tell me?

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:11 PM   #70
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It depends, a 50L is 48" and a 50T is 36 (I think). Have him measure it for you or wait till you get it
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