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Old 04-22-2010, 4:10 PM   #1
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T5 Lighting????

Would 24in 4x24w T5 fixture be enough light to keep SPS in a 30g Cube?

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Old 04-22-2010, 4:19 PM   #2
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Remind me what the depth of that tank is. I think it would work, but I'm not sure if you'd need to keep it all near the top.

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Old 04-22-2010, 4:41 PM   #3
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Its a standard Marineland Cube 18in deep, I'm sure I can keep them in the top half. I currently have a 150w MH pendant but I want to try T5's for color and temp.

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Old 04-22-2010, 7:13 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it would work, but you may have trouble at the very bottom of the tank.

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Old 04-22-2010, 8:01 PM   #5
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I have a month old T5 fixture for sell if interested. Its a Current USA Nova Extreme 24wats x 4. PM if interested

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Old 04-24-2010, 1:31 AM   #6
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I have a month old T5 fixture for sell if interested. Its a Current USA Nova Extreme 24wats x 4. PM if interested
Price (if C3gear isn't interested)?

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Old 04-24-2010, 7:58 AM   #7
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I have a month old T5 fixture for sell if interested. Its a Current USA Nova Extreme 24wats x 4. PM if interested


This is one of very few (if not the only) T-5 fixture sold in as small a size as that.

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Old 04-24-2010, 9:51 AM   #8
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There are several other fixtures that size and they have much better reps then Nova...both ATI and Tek make 4 X 24" fixtures.

FWIW, I kept SPS under 3 24" T5. They grew and were plenty colorful. the 24" T5's don't perform like the larger 36 and 48 though. I had several burn out early even with a electronic ballast and active cooling.

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its a month old and does perfectly fine for me and my coral seem to thrive. Im selling it because I have a bigger tank now. Im thinking selling it for 110. PM if interested, thanks

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Go ATI IMO

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Old 06-03-2010, 8:37 PM   #11
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Price (if C3gear isn't interested)?
4 sale.isnt this n the wrong forum

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Old 06-03-2010, 8:54 PM   #12
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I believe that was a question, he wasn't asking the OP to post a price.

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:22 PM   #13
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NO! It was a natural progression of the thread. End of story.

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Old 06-04-2010, 6:47 AM   #14
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That is plenty of light...I have 4x48" over driven T5's on my 75 and SPS from top to bottom...auctually a bit much light at the top...I am running no daylight bulbs either just 2 aquafiji purple's and 2 aquablue's

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Old 06-04-2010, 7:18 AM   #15
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I think you ll be fine near the top but like brian said, you will prob have issues lower in the tank...

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:53 AM   #16
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I have a 4x24 T5 over a 10" deep frag tank, and IMO I'd want more. Some of the SPS are losing a little color (with 4 new bulbs).

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