t5 for pico?

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  1. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hello all. I am currently running a 2.5 pico with a 50/50 wave point LED light. I want to change up some lighting and am kinda out if ideas for LEDs. for that size they seam to be either a little pricey (200 for an AI prime 150 for true lumen strip light kit, or just not enough light. I was curious to know what T5 options for picos. ive seen some pretty nifty little bulbs and fixtures around. any ideas on make/models?
     
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  3. Va Reef

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    You could retrofit a coralife 9" T5. Not sure on the actual capabilities of the light as far as coral keeping goes.

    You could do a 150w MH and point a fan at it if you don't want LEDs.
     
  4. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    LEDs imo would be the best. not enough heat to throw off the tank and no need to replace semi expensive bulbs every so often. I know coralife had a discontinued micro t5 fixture but I don't think you'd be able to find the bulbs easily. it was used as a fuge light but I've seen people use them on picos and they're not vho so I couldn't honestly tell you of they were good or not.

    edit: here's the link to one

    http://www.google.com/shopping/product/14162240249446460415

    also might wanna check out nanotuners. I remember reading they had the stuff to retrofit a 12" t5 fixture but I think the components were a lil "ish" to say the least. they still sell the bulbs o think.
     
  5. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    par38s are good! I loved mine when I had it on a 10 gallon. just didn't get enough spresd
     
  7. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    yeah super nifty should be plenty for a 2.5