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Old 11-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Lighting T5 v led

What is in you opinion better? What are you using and are you happy with it?
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I was using 2xT5 in 250. It was ok, but I have ordered 2x led aquaray white and adet to whole system, I think I have improvement from few soft corals- colours etc.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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I am old fashion, I prefer t5. I have read a lot of people having good success with LEDs but they are a lot more expensive.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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LEDs are actually a lot less expensive, brighter, more customizable, and run a lot cooler. Plus you dont need to replace bulbs every 6-9 months. I got a Taotronics dimmable unit for under $200 shipped and its great. I don't know why anyone would choose T5 over LED personally.

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Old 11-21-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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not so bad ... pricewise
Amazon.com: TaoTronics® 120w Dimmable Led Aquarium Lights Aquarium Hoods Led Reef Light for Coral Fish Seaweed TT-AL09(3w/Led, Blue/White Ratio- 28:27; Two-Year Warranty): Pet Supplies
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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I run a kessil a150w led pendant over my tank. I absolutely love it and it grows everything from softies to sps! Also no bulb replacement is a big plus.

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It looks good. Is it 15000k? I'm thinking to get 10000k white and blue 460nm. Hopefully it will be ok.
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LEDs are actually a lot less expensive, brighter, more customizable, and run a lot cooler. Plus you dont need to replace bulbs every 6-9 months. I got a Taotronics dimmable unit for under $200 shipped and its great. I don't know why anyone would choose T5 over LED personally.

Do you think 10000k white and blue 460nm will be sufficient ?
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Do you think 10000k white and blue 460nm will be sufficient ?
Yes that's what mine are.
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