What type of lighting do you use

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What type of lighting do you use?

  1. Power Compacts

    7 vote(s)
    10.4%
  2. T5's

    31 vote(s)
    46.3%
  3. 10000k Metal Halides

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. 12000K Metal Halides

    11 vote(s)
    16.4%
  5. 20000K Metal Halides

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  6. Other

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  1. wareagle35031

    wareagle35031 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thought it would be cool to see what kind of lighting everyone uses.
     
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  3. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    I use a T5/MH/Lunar LED combo!
     
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  4. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    T5s all the way! While i do think MHs look better, nice shimmer effect, the cost, heat produced and electricity consumed are all much less for T5s. I really don't see a need for MHs unless you have a deep tank, IMO
     
  5. BluePhish

    BluePhish Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    t5s but only with uvl bulbs,
     
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  6. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    2x250w 14k sps blue life and 4x65 pc actinic ultra
     
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  7. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    You forgot 14k's so I put other. I use SPS bulbs and VHO Super Actinics 420nm
     
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  9. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    MH---250w 14k's and PC 96w actinics and lunar lights. Luna
     
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  10. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    thank you Bluephish. Yes, only UVL bulbs. I have had several different types of bulbs and the UVLs are the best. Their color is great and intensity awesome.
     
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  11. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I am stuck in the past. Past mistake that is. PCs. Soon to be 8x54W Tek T5. Oh yes. I just have to think of a good way to convince my wife I neeeeeed these.
     
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  12. morau89

    morau89 Fire Shrimp

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    i should be getting my new 6x54W T5's in tomorrow. T5's are the most cost efficient so i like them best.
     
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