T5 combo

Neil Munro

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It's time to replace my 1047mm T5 tubes in my Juwel Vision 260 and I'm wondering which combo to go for. Obviously I want the best of all worlds but plant growth is probably the most important with fish colours next.

I may think about replacing the unit with and LED unit next time round but for now I'm going to stick with the T5's.
 

ian_m

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Why are you changing the tubes ? Generally they should last year's before light output falls.

My 4 year old Arcadia Juwel length tubes appear little different in brightness than the replacement after I broke one.

Oh, and Juwel light electronic ballasts are NOT compatible with LED tubes, so not a simple swap out.
 

Neil Munro

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They are about 4 years old. I have read that I should change them every year. I don't plan on doing that but I do think my tank isn't as bright as it could be. It also looks a bit yellowish.

I know I can't just swap over the T5 tubes for LEDs and I'm a bit hesitant to spend the money on the LED replacement bar as it seems very basic for the price. I have seen conversion sets on YOU TUBE, I may look to go down that route if I can get my head round it.
 
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