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Old 02-16-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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Suggestions for T-5 HO light fixtures

Looking for some input on HO T-5 light fixtures. Would like to find a decent light that won't break the bank, since I need 6 of them. Tried the Oddysea lights they're JUNK The ballasts keep burning out. I've had 7 of them go out in a years time.
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What are you doing with these fixtures, and do you need 6 fixtures, or 6 lamps in one fixture?
What size tank is it going over?
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2 36" fixtures over a 125 72" tank, 148" fixture over a 40long, 136" fixture each over 2 40B, and 1 36" fixture over a 30 long. All tanks are high tech. Co2 injected, and PPS pro fert regimen.
The crazy thing is, on the 40 long, after the HO light went out, I put a twin tube NO T-8 fixture, and a T-5 NO twin tube fixture on the tank, and the plants are doing excellent. I believe the bulbs in the Oddysea fixture were not very good, even though they were only a few months old.
Guess there is something to be said for the old T-8 bulbs. Just tough to get enough of them over a tank.!!
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This guy seems pretty reasonable....you'll just have to change a couple of the daylight lamps for 6500k or so...
LCD Timer 36" 234W 6x39 Fluorescent Actinic T5 HO Aquarium Light Fixture Marine | eBay
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