View Full Version : t-5s

06-08-2008, 06:09 PM
anyone know much about these lights? They are pricey.

Guy using them in this build http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1271003&perpage=25&pagenumber=25

is keeping SPS with them and they look pretty colorful on pg 26.

06-08-2008, 07:35 PM
I've seen them at MACNA Houston, they look extremely stylish and well built, they are Italian and Ferrari looking.
I've read some threads online where a guy or 2 had problems with them, Steve said the same thing but they sure looked awesome.
I priced out one for a 1K bulb, it was like $1600 for bulb and reflector, that would be $250 for a lumenarc and Helios bulb! But if I had an open top tank they would look very sweet!

Paul, I think you should do a T-5 tank! The colors on the fish would be crazy nice.

06-08-2008, 07:40 PM
well if you price them vs 3-4 400 MHs, they are cheaper.

06-08-2008, 09:09 PM
Until it comes time to change all of those bulbs!!!!!

06-08-2008, 09:11 PM
with 24 bulbs.... even the cheap ones are $20.00ea.... thats $480.00 as much as every 6 months.

06-08-2008, 09:26 PM
Grim has a cheap Sfiligoi T5 fixture (6 bulb, 4foot, no fans) and it has the lowest output of any 6 bulb unit he has tested. Not worth the money. They didn't think it out well since it had no fans and it really didn't have a splash shield. Since the unit is supposed to be in the $1000+ range it ain't worth it.


06-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Hey I seen your clams at Scotts today Dave. WOW they are killer. Ever find what was killing your clams?