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Old 04-25-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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T5 and t8s

What is the highest power t5 fluorescents and t8 fluorescents you can get?

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240 volt here - is that what you were after?
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I don't think that's what he's asking. I go through many 54 watt HO T5's (4'). Not sure what 4' T8 HO's are but the T5's will be MUCH brighter.

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are they to light a reef tank or freshwater
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I don't think that's what he's asking. I go through many 54 watt HO T5's (4'). Not sure what 4' T8 HO's are but the T5's will be MUCH brighter.

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That's kind of what I'm not getting? I thought as length increased then do did wattage. Following
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It does, but as diameter shrinks, the energy in the mercury is more concentrated, so it needs less wattage per foot of bulb to be even brighter.

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