T5 Globe choice

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by PeterL, 20 Jun 2010.

  1. PeterL


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    19 Mar 2010
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    Considering the recent discussions on lighting, can the differences be noted so that we can all be properly informed as to the differences in the different T5 lighting globes. The combination of globe choises and what makes the different manufacturers so much better than the cheaper or more expensive globes.

    Why should one spend big $$$ on pricey "brand name" opposed to the Reeftek globes which seem to be the more commonly found globe. The globes wouldn't be available at such vast cost differences if they didn't have significant differences - what are these differences.

    Then, What are the optimum combinations of globes to be using in a 4, 6 & 8 globe setup on both SPS and LPS dominated tanks - for now we will assume that tank depths are no more then 600mm for maximum light penetration for the corals and no MH included in the comparison info.
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