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Old 06-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Is this a good t5ho lighting system?

It is a 48" ballast, with 260 total watts output. It has 4 bulbs with 2 x 65W Fluorescent PL Lamps and 2 x 65W Actinic Blue PL Lamps.
Is this any good? Thanks.
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yea that gives you 2 watts per gallon most likely in the medium to high range since it is HO
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what are you planning to use it for? It's not a t5ho btw I think its a power compact.
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For saltwater coral. It also has really nice aluminum reflectors.
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yea that gives you 2 watts per gallon most likely in the medium to high range since it is HO
I thought that was only for metal halide lights
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And why would it be a power compact?
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Agreed with jet A. That is a PC light, not T5HO
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i thought he was using it for freshwater

so nvm my post
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Because the 48" 65w bulbs are power compact bulbs. T5ho bulbs in 48" are 54w.

Another way to tell is by looking at how the bulbs go into the fixture, power compact plugs in on one side, t5ho/t8/t12 all have contacts on each side of the fixture that they have to go into.

Also I don't know anything about SW lighting so I can't really say about how good that is, sorry.
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Yeah, these are power compacts then. Here are pics
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