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Old 06-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #31
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i try. LOL

here is an example of a retro fit t5 setup. they are 60"" and 2 bulbs each so you could get 2 or 3 if need be. The bulbs are separate of course.

60" TEK 2 T5 Retro Kit 2 x 80W lamps by Sunlight Supply* - AquaCave
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #32
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Hmmmmmmmmm....

I like this, ( looks like what I have except for T5....

Could always add to this later when more $ come in...
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #33
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Thats what I was thinking after I saw your current setup. Just different bulb type really. And you can figure it out I bet.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #34
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Wonder if I could just buy new T5 end caps and use the IC 660 ballast thats on my current lights?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:33 PM   #35
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Now that. I wouldnt do.LOL Saving some money is great BUT not at that risk if it even would work.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:02 PM   #36
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IceCap 48 Inch T5HO Retrofit-Kit w/o IceCap 660-009 Ballast (T5 Bulbs Not Included)

This uses the ballast that I have, So all I need it the T5 endcaps?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:05 PM   #37
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Not sure. But it sounds like an option.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:15 PM   #38
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What do you think about this one?
2 x 150W MHL with 2 x 2bulbs 4Ft Fixture
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:28 PM   #39
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Hmm some people have bought those fixtures. But not me. lol

If you were gonna go MH I'd go with 2 250w, then theres no room for not enough light. But MH comes with their own set of potential negatives. Bulbs are pricey, draws more electricity by some and might require a chiller, but you won't know for certain about the3 chiller til later. That could be a maybe item.
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Yea Thats why Im steering more tward T5 because I already have temp issues...

My tank runs at 79 80 with the t12's
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