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OhNoFive0 12-18-2012 11:09 AM

t5ho lights
I have a quad t5ho light fixture for my 75 gal aquarium, it's obviously too much light for a low tech set up. So I'm only using half of the light (2 bulbs) which are 6500k day light bulbs that came with it. I was thinking that maybe I could add two different bulbs so I could use all four of the lights and maybe make the light a little bit more pleasing to the eye without pushing towards the Co2 injection area, or cause other problems.

Talk to me people!

Reefing Madness 12-18-2012 12:38 PM

Use 420-460nm lamps, you'll like that light setup.

OhNoFive0 12-18-2012 03:36 PM

Sounds good, I guess I'll give it a try if I can find the right bulbs

Reefing Madness 12-18-2012 04:47 PM

Pretty common lamp, you shoukd not have any troubles.

OhNoFive0 12-18-2012 04:58 PM

I meant locally, T5 are slim pickings around here for some reason. None of the pet stores around here have 48" t5ho, lowes didn't have the right ones either. I'm hesitant to order bulbs through the mail.

djembekah 12-18-2012 05:14 PM

look at home depot or lowes?

OhNoFive0 12-18-2012 05:21 PM

Yea, lowes didn't have the right bulbs, they had like 4k lights, a bunch of non HO bulbs, haven't checked home depot yet, it's in another town, and I haven't made it over there yet.

Reefing Madness 12-18-2012 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by djembekah (Post 1353659)
look at home depot or lowes?

No, neither of those is going to carry a 420-460nm lamp.

djembekah 12-18-2012 06:52 PM

oh boo.

Reefing Madness 12-18-2012 06:53 PM

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