not all lighting is made equal though. what makes t5 ho
better then pc
is individual reflectors. with the individual reflectors they tend to also get more light into the tank then cf
. since the bulbs are smaller with the reflectors around them they get less restrike then cf
. generally speaking t5 ho
run cooler then cf
. for me at least it makes it easier to evenly light a tank.
i cant speak on reef tanks but i havent had any problems with depth penetration with cf
or t5 ho
. though i make sure to get lights where each bulb has its how reflector.
comes into play at least in fw
is the looks. with cf
and t5 you dont get that shimmer look that so many people like though it does come with draw backs.
cheap place for t5 ho
. not the best in the world but 1/2 the price of the higher end systems.
only place i use for cf
. they have the best reflectors for cf
around. one day i hope they start doing t5.
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