Originally Posted by mr_X
The link I posted will put out much more PAR than that outdated Aquamedic fixture. You'll be able to keep clams on the sand bed, which you won't be able to do with 4 T5's. Plus, you'll never have to change lamps, which you will have to do every 9 to 12 months with the T5 unit.
No need to spend a ton of money on something when you can do the job BETTER for less.
How do you know? Have you measured the TaoTronic fixture and compared it to T5 fixtures? Interested if you have any data to support that. The LED
revolution in lighting is very interesting to me. It has been a long time coming for sure.
The TaoTronic is a clever looking fixture, the OP probably would be well served by using those.
I favor more traditional fixtures, for my 90g I have a nice MH
/T5 fixture and for my cube I use a HQI hood. Once you start comparing MH
fixtures to LED
ones you have to have very deep pockets to be able to compare apples to apples.