I he been looking at 3 different light fixtures for my 125 ( 72 long , 18 wide , 22 tall ) below are the listed choices in no particular order. The tank will be planted and have fish. The plants I will be growing will be Swords, anubias, java ferns, various Cryptocoryne, I would like to try Red Tiger Lotus and Barclaya red. I do have a c02 system in the tank as well. Two of the Three choices are from aquatraders, the last being from eBay from Topdogsellers.
72" T5 Quad High Output Light Fixture with Timer 6500K 179.90
this unit has 320 watt output and comes with a timer. I have read that the unit catch fire, mounting clips are horrible and that you need to purchase new bulbs from the get go. I want to make sure this info is update and accurate, so if anyone has experiences with this brand please let me know
Green Element EVO Quad Reef LED
Light Fixture 72" (TR) 335.90
this unit has 96 3w for an output of 288 watts, 12960 Lumens, 76x 10,000K LED
, 20x Actinic 460nm LED
. I have also read mixed reviews on the manufacture, but nothing to crazy.
Third Fixture is
Quad 3W Light System by Beamworks (Timer Ready) 305.95$
this unit has 112 3w for a total of 336 watts, 84x 10000K , 28x Actinic 460nm, 17000 lumens, Includes 4 cooling fans, 2x manual two mode on/off switch - Mode 1 turns on all LEDs / Mode 2 turns on the two middle rows. I do need to order timer for this unit though. I have not read anything to bad about this manufacture
I have been contemplating between t5 ho
's for the past few weeks, I'm still 50/50 because some people say it will not work on plants due to "not there yet", to much money, spectrum off ; things of this nature. Only really bad thing I been reading about t5 HO
's is the energy cost, heating and new bulbs Every 6 months or so and that LEDs are the future. If there is a comparable 72 inch T5 HO
out there that you would suggest that is not listed, feel free to mention it, I am all years Any help in deciding is much appreciated.