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shelby
01-13-2011, 05:42 PM
Alright, here's another newb asking for help.

I recently purchased a 58g tank with 4x VHO's built into its canopy.

I have the opportunity to replace them with a 6 bulb Nova Extreme Pro T5 fixture.

Advice? ... and why?

Thanks :)

Murfman
01-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Led ;-)

aquaman2000
01-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Paul is very right,LED is the way to go any more.

But for your question T5, for the why..... do some digging there are a ton of T5 posts with all of the info in here.

barryfish
01-13-2011, 11:28 PM
LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED must i say anymore. im takin the MH off the tank and throwing LEDS on

JLAURENCE32
01-14-2011, 01:34 PM
You'll get more light intensity with the T5's over the VHO's, but the bulbs are expensive to replace when they wear out every year. LED's never wear out.

blue71
01-14-2011, 11:15 PM
im takin the MH off the tank and throwing LEDS on

I'll buy your MH :) I'm fine with not having the newest thing.

barryfish
01-15-2011, 05:43 PM
Its a 24in t5 mh combo

TAllen
01-16-2011, 04:17 PM
between the two i would pick t5's

notchback5.0
01-17-2011, 04:07 PM
t5's


For everyone recommending to buy led lighting, how many of you actually have led lighting. I have noticed a trend on the net where everyone recommends LED, yet nobody has them.

Murfman
01-17-2011, 04:19 PM
t5's


For everyone recommending to buy led lighting, how many of you actually have led lighting. I have noticed a trend on the net where everyone recommends LED, yet nobody has them.

I do, have had them since Aug. Jiggy fly has them, 68Sting has them, ReefKoi has them, Honoreetamore has them.

notxes11
01-17-2011, 05:04 PM
I do, have had them since Aug. Jiggy fly has them, 68Sting has them, ReefKoi has them, Honoreetamore has them.

Awww...... I feel left out LOL. I got 'em too.

Jadam3085
01-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Once I sell off some spare tanks I'll probably get them. I just have to wait until I get the cash.

notchback5.0
01-18-2011, 10:23 AM
I do, have had them since Aug. Jiggy fly has them, 68Sting has them, ReefKoi has them, Honoreetamore has them.

Good to know Paul. I just got a 125 so I am going to be looking into some new lighting. Right now I will be using 3x150 hqi

Murfman
01-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Awww...... I feel left out LOL. I got 'em too.

Josh has them!

PuD
01-18-2011, 02:31 PM
I have them as well. I need another one for the other side of my 75 but, I'm broke.

ritmar
01-18-2011, 07:23 PM
So do I.

calvin415
01-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Just sold mine and getting some new ones once I figure out what want.

Also have them on the my dad's 225.

120greefman
01-22-2011, 10:04 AM
I run a suntek t5 system and I love it. I have everything from zoas, lps and sps and the colors are great. Doesn't run hot and doesn't kill my electric bill. I do buy new bulbs every year though. I use geismann bulbs. I will probably upgrade to leds when I find a good deal and I educate myself a little better on them but for now it's not broken!