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Old 07-18-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Which Light Retro Kit?

I decided to get a retofit kit for my AGA pine canopy for a 75 gallon. However, I'm not sure which kit to get. I'm not sure what is the difference between these 2:

48" 4x54W SLR T5 High-Output Retrofit Kit w/ Bulbs


48" 4x54W SLR T5 Very High-Output Retrofit Kit w/ Bulbs


Or should I buy 2 of these:

48 inch - 2 x 54W T5 Sunlight Supply Tek Retro System


I plan on keeping some of the easier corals and don't think I'll be doing any of the hard to keep one anytime soon.

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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Ever considered AHSupply PC retrofits?

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Rena FilStar xP3, Aquarium Systems Visi-Therm 200W (2), Coralife 48" Aqualight 260W 6700K
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Hagen AquaClear 30, Visi-Therm Deluxe 50, DIY CF 20W 6500K CF, Hagen Natural CO2 System :: Bloodfin Tetra (1), Red-eye Tetra (3), Black Skirt Tetra (3), Harlequin Rasbora (6), Platy (1), Otocinclus Catfish (1) :: Rotala Indica, Hygrophila Difformis (Wisteria), Cabomba Carolinia
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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Not really, I thought the T5's where better the PC's, but not as good as the MH's.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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I don't know much at all about overdriven ballasts and such, but I think your best option is the second link. T5 is definitley much more efficient than PC bulbs, cheaper, cooler, and look better in my opinion. However, to save money and if you aren't interested in sps corals, I see no reason why the regular HO T5 wouldn't do just fine for you. If money is an issue...

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