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kien
12-05-2015, 06:50 AM
What does your (primary) tank's lighting currently consist of? I'm not counting moon lighting by the way !

Myka
12-05-2015, 01:32 PM
T5 only for my schticks. :)

patpare
12-05-2015, 02:34 PM
Currently using LED but I'm in the prosses of switch to t5

FishyFishy!
12-05-2015, 03:18 PM
T5 only for my schticks. :)

Me dose.

However going with halides and a sick amount of T5's with my new canopy.....oh....and some par38's in between the halides....might be overkill....

kien
12-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Halides+T5s here. I want to know what the "other" lighting is??!

FishyFishy!
12-05-2015, 05:26 PM
Halides+T5s here. I want to know what the "other" lighting is??!

VHO?

sphelps
12-05-2015, 05:44 PM
What's T6? There's T8 and T12 but never heard of a T6. There's also no option for halide+t5+led. Seems like lots of options for other.

Proteus
12-05-2015, 06:06 PM
T5 for me.

Currently running
6 blue +
1 actinic
1 purple plus

Would like to here what other t5 combos people have

kien
12-05-2015, 06:08 PM
There's also no option for halide+t5+led. Seems like lots of options for other.

That combo probably falls under other :-)

And that's why there is an "other" option because there can be so many "other" options ? :-)

The Google will tell you al about T6 which really should have fallen under "other" as well but I recently found some tanks using them.

Myka
12-05-2015, 06:28 PM
T5 for me.

Currently running
6 blue +
1 actinic
1 purple plus

Would like to here what other t5 combos people have

All ATI:
Blue+
Blue+
Coral+
Aquablue Special
Blue+
Blue+

Aquattro
12-05-2015, 06:29 PM
This poll is so disappointing :) I feel so alone now...

mike31154
12-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Halides+T5s here. I want to know what the "other" lighting is??!

Plasma, it's out there. And yeah, I'd never heard of T6 either. Mox Nix though, since I still say fluorescent, as good as it is for our application, will become increasingly difficult to source in the future, especially those funky spectra used in our application.

Forgot to include Xenon arc as a possible 'other'.

Ryanerickson
12-05-2015, 06:43 PM
This poll is so disappointing :) I feel so alone now...

Turned my t5's back on with the halides last night Brad more to help heat the room then anything lol

Aquattro
12-05-2015, 06:48 PM
Turned my t5's back on with the halides last night Brad more to help heat the room then anything lol

Ya, my house is warm :)

I would have liked to build some T5 into my setup, but thought of that AFTER building my canopy 2" too narrow. Oh well.

spit.fire
12-05-2015, 07:39 PM
there should be a way to select 3 different options for my different tanks:mrgreen:

Ryanerickson
12-05-2015, 07:55 PM
there should be a way to select 3 different options for my different tanks:mrgreen:

In the same boat Tyler but went with my frag tank other 2 tanks are led and I don't like them so much.

Delphinus
12-05-2015, 11:09 PM
Currently LED + T5 for me, but hopefully within a week or two it will be "LED, T5 and Halide" (which wasn't a listed option, I guess "other"? :lol:). I'm going to shoehorn 2 Radiums back over my tank, because honestly after going away from Radiums, the tank was just never the same for me. So I'll keep the LEDs for the primary I think, T5's flanking for supplementation, and then the two Radiums will pile drive some additional intensity for mid-day. Will see how it goes, I have to modify my light rack to accomodate all the gear.

kien
12-05-2015, 11:25 PM
I seriously didn't know that using all three light technologies at once was a thing :lol: Shows you how behind the times I am.

Muller
12-06-2015, 05:55 AM
Switched from T5HO to DIY LED last year and never looked back. Loving my LEDs as is everything else.

Dearth
12-06-2015, 09:47 AM
T5s

2 actinic
2 lagoon blue
2 midday

Tomjay
12-06-2015, 04:58 PM
Halides+T5s
2x250/4x54

theokie
12-06-2015, 05:54 PM
I supplement my Kessil 360's with a 400w Radium

mikepclo
12-08-2015, 10:53 PM
All T5's
Pure actinic
Pure actinic
Super blue
Fiji purple
New gen
Super blue
Pure actinic
Pure actinic

Ryanerickson
12-09-2015, 12:30 AM
All T5's
Pure actinic
Pure actinic
Super blue
Fiji purple
New gen
Super blue
Pure actinic
Pure actinic

Someone likes the blue lights

kien
12-09-2015, 02:14 AM
I supplement my Kessil 360's with a 400w Radium

Wait, whut?! Halides are "supplemental" lighting now? :lol:

mikepclo
12-09-2015, 09:42 PM
Someone likes the blue lights
Actinic experiment ;)

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Scythanith
12-10-2015, 05:11 AM
T5/LED hybrid

gregzz4
12-10-2015, 07:06 AM
T5 HOs here

ATI and happy

I re-wired my fixture to control all 4 ballasts

1 and 8 Blue Plus
2 and 7 Coral Plus
3 and 6 Aquablue Special
4 and 5 Aquablue Special and Coral Plus

So I run 2 Blue Plus, 3 Coral Plus and 3 Aquablue Special

Your mileage will vary
And you will probably notice I don't use any actinic bulbs

Don't fixate on lights !!!

Wheelman76
12-10-2015, 08:26 AM
T5 HOs here



ATI and happy



I re-wired my fixture to control all 4 ballasts



1 and 8 Blue Plus

2 and 7 Coral Plus

3 and 6 Aquablue Special

4 and 5 Aquablue Special and Coral Plus



So I run 2 Blue Plus, 3 Coral Plus and 3 Aquablue Special



Your mileage will vary

And you will probably notice I don't use any actinic bulbs



Don't fixate on lights !!!


How do you like the colour Greg? That's a really white bulb combo.

Dearth
12-10-2015, 09:48 AM
My original T5s made my tank look so dark and dungeon looking that the next order I went full on light bright which I quickly discovered was too bright so toned it down to current setup now I bought more lights and going to tone the brights down a lil more to put more emphasis on blue than bright see how that goes