Dazs 3 x 39W T5 light pendant

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  1. RUAN

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    Hey guys

    I am going to buy this t5 pendant i just want to know what type of t5 bulbs are the best to use and what colour bulbs

    I want to have a couple of sps in my tank
    Dazs 3 x 39W T5 light pendant
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    If you want some cheap bulbs there is the reefteks. Seen them for about R90 each for the 39W. If you want quality then guissemans but they are about 3 or 4 times the price. They are worth it though, much brighter from what I've read.
     
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    thanks where can buy the guissemans and what colour bulbs
     
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    I've seen them at VIP dont really know where else. I would go for 2 x 10000K and 1 actinic. It depends if what you want them for. If you don't mind the look of a blue tank then 20000K would be better because it will make your corals look a lot better. If you want growth though then 10000K would be better.
     
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    thanks manic
     
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    Relook at the Geiseman vs Reeftek prices. I think you'll be shocked at the small price difference between them
     
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    thanks tony
     
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    Hi Ruan. I have the 3*54W unit like this over my tank. I have 1* 10K 1 *20K (Both no name brands) and 1 Fiji Purple. Works well.
    If you looking for good quality bulbs for SPS, I would say ATI or Geisiman.
     
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    thanks mek will do so
     
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    I found out prices on the reefteks vs guisemanns. For a 39W T5 the reefteks go for about R100 where as the guisemanns go for around R300. Then the metal halides BLV DE 150W go for about R400 where the guisemanns go for around R1200. So is this price difference really justifyable when you compare their effects on coral growth and colouration.
     
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    You gotta be joking? R1200 - just for the globe?
     
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    Yip that is the price of the Geisiman bulbs :(
     
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    ATI are good but they expensive and they last for 18months...

    fiji purple is also awesome ive got one of these in my tank and yoh...
     

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