How effective are T-5 NO fixtures?
I now have two of the Coralife Freshwater Aqualight T-5 Double Linear Strips (1 on a 30 gallon tank and 1 on a 20 gallon long tank) and have been very happy with them so far. My plants have thrived and I love the low-profile design.
My question is has anyone done any scientific measurements to see how they compare to normal output fluorescents and power compacts? I've read that they compare very favorably, and my LFS
sees them replacing power compact as the lighting of choice for a lot of people because of the lower cost.
Gene Heitman - 12 tanks (11 freshwater and 1 saltwater), 206 gallons, 20+ species of fish/shrimp/snails, 52+ species of plants ... 10 years ago I just wanted 1 tank with some fish