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Old 01/03/2008, 08:01 PM
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Calling all T-5 only users

Hey Guys. What T-5 Fixtures are you guys using??? I'm in the market for a new light and i want to go T-5 only

I was thinking about getting a 36" 6x39 watt fixture. to light my 36'x20"x18"i m not a huge fan of the TEK lights but i find it hard to spend 700+ bucks on an ATI Power module??? any suggestions?
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:02 PM
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oh and it needs to be a hanging fixture....
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:22 PM
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Well I will be the first to reply. My wife runs the acuactinic 5 bulb over her 120 LPS and I run a Marineland 4 bulb T5 over my 75 perfecto loaded sps tank with excellent results. Some of my sps do better in the 75 than they did in my 180 halide tank.
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:32 PM
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I have the tek light 6x39 over my 65 36x24x18, and i really like it.
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:48 PM
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are you doing anything to cool the bulbs???
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:02 PM
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I have tek 8x54 on my 120g. SPS grows great with nice colors. If I will upgrade it I will go with the ATI. The fans will help more light output and nicer colors.
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:40 PM
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I am wondering the same thing, about going t5 only. Is t5 ok on a 180?
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:59 PM
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I have run both a TekLight and a PowerModul on my reef and there is no comparison. Coral growth and color has dramitically improved under the PowerModul. I'm even using the same bulbs in the same positions!

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Old 01/03/2008, 10:00 PM
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I have the tek light 6x39 over my 65 36x24x18, and i really like it.
how is the heat issue? does the fixture gets really hot?
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:09 PM
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Fauna marin makes a T5HO unit. I don't own one so I can't say much about it.

http://www.faunamarin.de/eng/ultrasolaris.php

I know it's available in Canada, not sure about the USA. I would imagine it would be though.
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:28 PM
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I am wondering the same thing, about going t5 only. Is t5 ok on a 180?
How long is your tank? You can go with 2x 36" or 48"


T5 will heat up about the same as MH. But MH is more of radiation that can go in the tank easier. Heat from T5 can be reduced with fans.
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:34 PM
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lovel my aquatinics over my 75. you can hand if needed, great fixture for the price.
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Old 01/03/2008, 11:12 PM
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I have ATI Powermodule for 10bulb...

I am very satisfied and no plan to change other T5 fixture..

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Old 01/04/2008, 12:34 AM
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the the aquatinics is to boxey for my taste.... it reminds me of the old hamilton fixtures
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:52 AM
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Powermodule here, you get what you pay for
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:08 AM
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:32 AM
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4x24w Powermodule, running 2x KZ Fiji Pink and 2x KZ Coral Light bulbs

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Old 01/04/2008, 03:35 AM
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how long did it take to get your Power Module
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Old 01/04/2008, 04:25 AM
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10x39w ATI Powermodule and pretty happy..
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Old 01/04/2008, 09:15 AM
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How long is your tank? You can go with 2x 36" or 48"
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T5 will heat up about the same as MH. But MH is more of radiation that can go in the tank easier. Heat from T5 can be reduced with fans.
Tank is 72". Sounds like 2X36 is the way to go. My real question is, with T5, can I sucessfully place and grow SPS low in the tank. 25" deep.
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:42 PM
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Nova just released a PRO line with individual reflectors. Very reasonable.
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:46 PM
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how long did it take to get your Power Module
About a week
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Old 01/04/2008, 07:30 PM
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Hello,

I have a ATI powermodule 6*39W on my young 40 gallon aquarium. Because the tank is in period of maturation, i can't tell you about color of SPS.

but...there is NO heat pb : 0 heat !! and the powermodule is 2 inch of the surface !

=> I'm sure I don't need an chiller on summer! When I had a HQI on my 120 gallon, I used absolutely a chiller on winter and summer !

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Old 01/04/2008, 09:05 PM
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Tank is 72". Sounds like 2X36 is the way to go. My real question is, with T5, can I sucessfully place and grow SPS low in the tank. 25" deep.
I have 20" deep tank, and I have a hard time finding spots for deep water acro frags. I'd say the light penetration of T5 and MH is about the same. You can't grow many SPS at sandbed with MH anyway.
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:17 PM
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