Metal Halides Vs. T5 HO Lights: Leveling the Playing Field

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Articles and How To's' started by mikejrice, Nov 9, 2010.

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  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

    May 24, 2009
    It seems that I left a few things unsaid.

    In reality we are comparing the lamps that provide growth which would be the 250 watt halide vs. the 3 aquablue T5s. The halide doesn't put out the color I like alone, so it is run with four actinic T5s.

    MY tank is a 40 gallon breeder.

    Sorry for the vagueness.

    I run the 14k Ushio.

    On an update note: I'm picking up equipment to run 8 T5s over my home tank today. I'm planning on running 4 aquablues, 2 actinics and 2 pure actinics. That should put my space heater halide out of its misery for good!
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