T5 80watt

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  1. Warr7207

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    I just added a 80w T5 to my existing array of 54w T5.

    Wow these lights are bright, makes the 54w look "dim"

    I would even suggest that the 80W is getting quite close to a smaller Metal Halide

    I would suggest to any guys that can fit this size globe, well worth it :thumbup:

    So there will be some more upgrading happening to the tank soon.
     
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  3. lanzo

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    how much did you pay for one globe and a ballast my friend?
    And how long is it?
     
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    1500mm long, speak to Ferdie
     
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    I read on reefcentral that the longer the T5 globe, the less intense it is. Basically what they were saying is 8 24w T5's across the width were more effective than 4 54w T5's along the length. Can the gurus elaborate on this?
     
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    I find that weird, as i have this unit right next 4 other 54w and the 80w is definitely brighter than the 54w
     
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    Also the 4 x 54W put out more wattage?
     
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    Not more than 4 x 80W's ?
     
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    I see if I can find the link
     
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    whats brand is this 80W t5s and what brand is your 54W Warr?
     
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    80 w - unknown - 54w - ATi
     
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    Sorry dude, that thread is way too long (u find the evidence). For the moment I am not going to believe that 4 x 54 w T5's are going to be more intense than 4 x 80w. Just doesn't make sense, especially when a 80w is rated at 7000 lumens and a 54w at 5000 lumens :p
     
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    Thats what I said;) Sorry, doesn't really apply to your 80w.
     
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