changing t5's

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by deadmeat2016, 9 Feb 2013.

  1. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gordons bay
    Hey guys
    I got an oddesey t5 unit with 4 bulbs, 2 actinic and 2 10,000k, bought 2 new bulbs to replace the 10k's, when should I change them? and should i change them both at the same time or not?
    Replacing them with ATI's coral plus and a aquablue special globes
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. LCornelius

    LCornelius Moderator

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Durbanville (CPT)
    I love ATI T5's, I would personally go for 2 Blue+ bulbs!
    Visit @Perky pets superstore David will be able to demo the different colors for you!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  4. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Thread Starter Wouter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gordons bay
    Thats precisely where i got them from :) David is a dude, also gave me a free sample of redsea's NOPOX

    He reccommended the bulbs because theyre not too blue if u get my drift, but still do i change both tonight and let them shine tomorro or just change 1?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  5. LCornelius

    LCornelius Moderator

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Durbanville (CPT)
    Jip David is a great guy!

    I would change both at the same time!
     
  6. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Thread Starter Wouter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gordons bay
    Can i get some agrees with that? :)
     
  7. Lord_Blackadder

    Lord_Blackadder

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Durban
    Change them to LEDs. :p
     
  8. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Thread Starter Wouter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gordons bay
    Dont temp me :p tank is a bit deep, 60cm and LEDs are still too pricey, theyre comming out with new technology nearly every week so gnna wait a bit before i do tht, sticking to my halides and t5's
     
  9. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Bracken
    Dont change all at once, unless you are able to rise the fixture significantly.
    Photoacclimatization from odyssea to ati is like changing from a Tara to a porsche...
    One globe at a time, two weeks apart. Even when one upgrade at a time, still place some shade cloth below it, folded double. After 1 week, remove 1 fold, after two remove the cloth.
    The above might seem overly cautios, but when you have seen the effects of photo shock on especiially lps, you'll understand where I am coming from.
     
  10. Etesh

    Etesh

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2012
    Posts:
    178
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durban
    Hi. Which are better lights to get, ATI or Giesmann. Also what is the price of 39 watt ATI coral plus tubes
     
  11. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Thread Starter Wouter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gordons bay
    Irie - thats what a thought!, have changed both and they went on this morning so now i have 2 actinics and the 2 ATI's, should i turn them off at some point? Im keeping the halides off for now, the tank is 60cm deep so the t5'5 arent exactly blinding
     
  12. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Bracken
    Didnt know you hade halides as well, in which case a four bulb change will be fine. Just leave the hslides off and when brunging them back on, only a few minutes at a time and increase photo intendity amd period gradually. Still use shadecloth and unfold ad per previous post,
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - changing t5's Forum Date
Live rock changing white General Discussions and Advice 22 Nov 2016
Changing from T5 to LED Lighting 7 Nov 2016
Frogfish changing colour to look like it's surrounding General Discussions and Advice 13 Oct 2016
Blue damsel changing colour General Discussions and Advice 6 Apr 2016
fish changing colour General Discussions and Advice 18 Oct 2015
Considering changing from custom build tank to a RSM General Discussions and Advice 25 Mar 2015
Color Changing And Brightness Controlled LED Anything DIY Related 16 Jan 2015