Wow, I seriously didn't see that in the title until now. One of those days I guess. :p
Have you thought about just going with MH
? I can't imagine that it would cost a whole lot more to run 3 MH
and supplemental actinics vs. 14 T5 HO
. Also, the cost of MH
replacement bulbs is awful, but wow... 14 T5 HO
bulbs... that's a scary thought!
*edit* Do you have a local aquarium club? FL is one of the cheapest areas in the country as far as fish and equipment... maybe you could find a better deal from a club member, minus the $80 shipping. LOL