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Old 11-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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LED vs T5

So here is my question. I was thinking of buying China made 120w dimmable taotronic led lights but there is a person in CL selling an 8bulb t5 set up if I could get it down to $200 would that be better than the led?
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So here is my question. I was thinking of buying China made 120w dimmable taotronic led lights but there is a person in CL selling an 8bulb t5 set up if I could get it down to $200 would that be better than the led?
No... Go LED all the way. Brighter, cooler, longer lasting, cheaper electric bill. You can support
anything under LED, you most likely can too under an 8 bulb, but LED are much better. Plus you won't have to replace $160 worth of bulbs once a year...
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They are probably selling the T5 to buy LED lol lol...
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They are probably selling the T5 to buy LED lol lol...
Hehe. Yup!
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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Well that was definitely a quick reply thank you all. Looks like I'll be going LED. EBay here I come
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Smart move that's the way to go have two of those units myself
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Smart move that's the way to go have two of those units myself
Can anyone post a link for reference please. I'm in the market for some new lights and would like to do LED's, if I can grow medium light plants with them??
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The right LEDs are the strongest thing you can put over your tank. I imagine the highest light plants would be supported with ease.
They have the multicolored ones (which I would probably choose if I was going to keep plants)-
Evergrow Dimmable Full Spectrum D120 120W LED Light for Reef Saltwater Aquarium | eBay
And the straight blue and white ones-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay
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The right LEDs are the strongest thing you can put over your tank. I imagine the highest light plants would be supported with ease.
They have the multicolored ones (which I would probably choose if I was going to keep plants)-
Evergrow Dimmable Full Spectrum D120 120W LED Light for Reef Saltwater Aquarium | eBay
And the straight blue and white ones-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay
Thanks....
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This is from a craigslist ad and was thinking it was a good deal what do you guys think? I know they are not Led


This 48" HO T5 fixture is near perfect and well kept. It works flawlessly. It has a built in digital timer for 3 settings. The 1st setting controls the first 2 bulbs. The 2nd setting controls the other 2 bulbs and the 3rd setting controls the moonlights. Done properly you can simulate dusk and dawn effects on you aquarium. It comes with adjustable legs to help avoid contact with moisture and fit variable sized tanks.

The fixture comes with 2 - 10,000k bulbs, 2 - actinic blue, 1 - 15,000k and 1 - actinic purple.

This fixture has no problems and works 100%. It has been well kept and is in like-new condition.

First $80 gets it...or...Will do partial trade for coral frags + cash.
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