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Old 04-30-2014, 07:01 AM   #21
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Haha ya they are ! It's all really a personal preference, what are you looking for ? What size is your tank
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I have a 20gal. I want something that I can use for coral but a lot less expensive
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #23
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #24
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what about T5 lights with acnitic bulbs? You have all answered a lot of my questions. thanks!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:32 PM   #25
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what about T5 lights with acnitic bulbs? You have all answered a lot of my questions. thanks!!
nope, t5's wont support much, you want a minimum of 2w/gal so if the t5's are 15w high output bulbs he would need a 4 bulb fixture for a 20g and that gets expensive fast plus replacing all 4 bulbs every 4 months is a pain in the wallet as well.
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nope, t5's wont support much, you want a minimum of 2w/gal so if the t5's are 15w high output bulbs he would need a 4 bulb fixture for a 20g and that gets expensive fast plus replacing all 4 bulbs every 4 months is a pain in the wallet as well.

T5s will support anything you want if you get right unit for the type of tank your looking to have. I love my t5s and honestly if it wasn't for having to replace bulbs 3x a year I would've never switched to LEDs
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T5s will support anything you want if you get right unit for the type of tank your looking to have. I love my t5s and honestly if it wasn't for having to replace bulbs 3x a year I would've never switched to LEDs
Well he was asking about price point, money wise the 120w leds are the way to go IMO
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Well he was asking about price point, money wise the 120w leds are the way to go IMO

I definitely agree way cheaper, I just can't get my LEDs to recreate the color I had with the t5s. Not a real problem as the LEDs do an unbelievable job, and the savings make it well worth getting used to a new look to the tank
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I've been looking up the Tao lights and think that's probably the way I'll go. Thanks everyone for their input on the lights.
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