LED / T5 Hybrid

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  1. Rossreefer

    Rossreefer

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    I have an 8x39w Silver Ceiling T5 unit over my 1100x800x500 tank.

    My ATI T5s require replacing and with the high price of new tubes I am thinking of ripping 4 tubes out the middle of the units and doing a retro fit with LEDS. Would keep two tubes on both ends of the unit probably running Blue+ or Atinic and doing LEDS in the middle.

    Is this a good route to go.

    Suggestions and configuration of LEDS most appreciated.
     
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  3. aapstert180

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    Ive seen unit modified like that, and even custom built units. Going to led will be a bit more expensive to do, but cost effective in the long run. To replace the 4 ati tubes for my oddysea was R76 cheaper than building a complete led unir. And my corals love the leds, im extremely happy with the choice of goung from t5 to LED
     
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    You just need to make sure you deal with the heat in an all in one unit.
     
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    I definitely think t5/LED hybrid are the way forward
     
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