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Old 11-09-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Home depot t5 lights

Does anyone have info on these 2foot t5 fixtures that they sell at home depot. How can I tell if it's normal output or high output?
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Check the bulbs and/or the package. They both should be marked to indicate if they are high output. If they are not marked such, they are not high output. I doubt that they are, but haven't looked myself. Certainly they would require different bulbs for use over an aquarium.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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Odds are they are not HO. The t5s sold at HD do not have individual reflectors. I haven't been to a HD yet that sells HO t5 bulbs. Maybe it's just a California thing, but i'm not sure.
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Thanks. Do y'all think the no t5s are an upgrade to cfl bulbs or t8s?
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:46 PM   #5
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The HO T5s are definitely an upgrade to cfl bulbs and\or T8s. Make sure to get a t5 HO fixture with individual reflectors. That's what makes them so powerful.
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That I know, but what about NORMAL output t5s in comparison to cfl and t8s
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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not sure for FW, but for SW normal t5s, cfl, and t8s won't cut it in terms of growing much. If anything, you would use those lights for a fowlr in which case any light will do. If you're doing corals, T5 HO, MH, and LEDs are the way to go.
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they do sell some t5 HO fisxtures online atleast but ive never seen the bulbs either
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Search Results for t5 high output at The Home Depot
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I only ask because at my local home spot there is a two bulb, two foot t5 fixture for around twenty dollars.
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