Which unit to buy?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fishkeeper, 26 Sep 2009.

  1. fishkeeper

    fishkeeper Member

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  3. baron von bubba

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    isn't the first one also T5 tubes?
     
  4. Superman

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    I'd go with the one with compact T5's, I don't have a reason other than it's only got two tubes.
     
  5. Dolly Sprint 16v

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  6. baron von bubba

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    thanks for link,
    i know they are different, but i meant are they not the equivalent of T5, the same light output etc?
     
  7. Mortis

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    Go for the first one. It wil produce more than enough light for your tank. The disadvantages of the 2nd are lower wattage and also the need to replace the actinic tube.
     
  8. fishkeeper

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    I decided to go for the second one.

    The reason is I only had 18w on my old light and the compact flourescents always broke (I have had 2) so im trying t5s and it is only 2w lower, which im not bothered over because I used to cut back a lot of plants over a 1-2 week basis with 18w.
     
  9. Themuleous

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    I just ordered one of these. Another advantage is that you can have either one, two or three tubes on so can vary the light level if the plants need more or less light.

    Sam
     

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