Poll: who has what and how many? T8, T5, MH?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jacquesb, 9 Jan 2008.

Voter count: 26
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What lighting do you have over yout tank/s?

Poll closed 19 Jan 2008.
  1. T8? how many?

    7 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. T5? how many?

    17 vote(s)
    65.4%
  3. MH? How many?

    15 vote(s)
    57.7%
  4. Other (ie. LED's, DIY, etc?)

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
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  1. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hiya all - I would just like to create a poll to see who have what lighting over their tanks, and how many of each?
     
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    OK - I'll start.
    I have the following:
    2 x 150 watt Double-Ended 14000K metal halides
    6 x 54 watt T5's (4 white and 2 blue)
     
  4. Smithers

    Smithers

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    6 T5's and 2 Mh over a 4ft.
    2 T5's over sump
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    3 x 14k 150w MH's
    2 x 54w blue T5's

    2 metre tank
     
  6. jacquesb

    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Perhaps it would be a good idea to add the size of tank as well - as Smithers has done (thanks Smithers!)

    PS: Mine tank is 2 metres wide (left to right)
     
  7. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    3 x 150w hailides (2 x 13000k 1 x 20000k)
    2 x aquamedic T5 blues
    2 x phillips T10 actinic (with reflectors)
    1 x blue LED

    i believe in a broad spectrum of light

    this is in a 1.500 x .700 x .700
     
  8. Hill

    Hill

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    On a 2m system.

    3 x 150W 14 000K MH BLV.
    1 x 140W Phillips 03 actinic.
    5 x high output LED's for night lighting.

    Will be adding another 2 x 150W MH BLV's soon.
     
  9. darrencon

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    Showwee.... with the lighting stats above... my tank now seems like its running in the dark...:razz:

    3ft tank with one T5HO 24w Life Glo (White) and one T5HO 24w Marine Glo (blue) (made by Hagen)
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Don't feel bad Darren - you will get there at some stage - everyone goes through stages and upgrades at some stage! In the US T5's and even LED's are the latest craze! When people in the UK heard we are still hung-up on our metal halides, they scoffed at me! :)
     
  11. spaceboy

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    4x T5
    1x 150 W Halide
    2 Rio LED Units

    Tank 100 (l)x65(b)x60(h)
     
  12. highfive

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    3 x 150W 2 x 14 000K 1 x 12 000K .
    2 x 29W Aquamedic T5 Actinic
    6 x LED's Rio Moonlights

    Tank size 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m...
    MH come on in a Dawn, midday, dusk phase....
     
  13. palmerc

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    8 x 54W T5's 5 Aquablue + (15000K) and 3 x 10000K

    tank size 150x60x60
     
  14. Midasblenny

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    14 54w t5, 8 blue,6 white
    2 250w 20000k MH
    3 36w t8 for refuge
     
  15. calvin

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    3 x 250w se melal hailides
    [​IMG]
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Cool! WOW! Midasblenny - you sure have a LOT of T5's - is this all on ONE tank?

    Calvin: Those reflectors are brilliant..... BUT Don't you have blue globes as well? Only the 250watt MH's?
     
  17. Reef Maniac

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    3 x 400W MH's (2 x 10 000K and 1 x 20 000K)
    4 x 36W PC'c
    2 x 40W T8 Philips Actinic '03's
     
  18. gaboon

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    I feel sorry for your fish if they look up:)
     
  19. jacquesb

    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hennie - is this on your new tank? You have natural sunlight as well, don't you?
     
  20. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    1.5meter tank : 2 x 54watt ati blue plus in deltec gull wing reflectors
    2 x 250watt halides 10k electronic ballasts in parabolic reflectors
    3 x 150watt halides, in "shopping window" fittings (2x10k, 1x 14k)
    1 x 40watt phillips 03, soon to be changed to phillips 110watt 03

    1.2m x 0.24m x 0.15m, Frag tank: 2 x ati aquablue spezial, 2 x ati blue plus, all in deltec gullwing reflectors.
     
  21. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    3* 150W DE 14K bulbs on swivel reflectors
    Each Metal Halide has an individual pc fan for keeping the bulbs cool.
    1* 54W 15K Giesiman T5
    1 * 54W Fiji purple KZ T5
    2 * 39W 10K Aqua Medic T5s
     
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