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Old 03-19-2010, 09:35 AM   #11
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6' VHO bulbs are 160w each. Like I mentioned above, VHO's can't stand up to T5HO's because of the reflectors. Engineered reflectors are designed to direct the light down and into the water. There are no VHO reflectors made that accomplish that.
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Larry has you covered. T5`s are better than VHO. Two things that help alot for me is that I use URI bulbs which have an internal reflector and the reflective dome but it lacks the intensity of T5HO`s. IMO VHO`s are a great retro fit solution for a SW tank.
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T5 HO's so far are awsome!
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