T5 lights

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  1. Ocean

    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    I want to get two blue T5 lights for my tank i have a MH on it.
    I want to now which one is the best value for money light and where i can get it in CT
     
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    Dunno about value for money but I like the Giesemann Actinics.
     
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    Ocean Thread Starter Lazy Sea Slug

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    where about is the price
     
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    Depends on what T5. 24W I think is about R200 per tube, 54W is about R290.
     
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    Ocean Thread Starter Lazy Sea Slug

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    anybody else got an opion on this
     
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    I have been using ATI's but have 8 new Giesemann waiting to be fired up...
     
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    Hi fireshrimp. Yes I do.... for actinics I would not go to such an extent as Geisemann. Perhaps for the 10000K white lamps - due to the increased PAR output compared to other "cheaper" brands of T5's. BUT actinics do not do MUCH for the corals, except for a more pleasant looking blue hue in your tank.....

    So - I am not sure if AquaH2O is still selling to the public - but perhaps see if they sell T5 actinics still..... +-R105 per tube. Last I heard that they were not selling to the public anymore.

    Otherwise - try "The Lamphouse". They only sell globes..... Their Sylvania's are not bad at all...
    As I said - by all means - go for Geisemann if you want.... or perhaps ATI. I have seen a tank or two with these globes on - looks magnificent. BUT not specifically the actinics/blue globes.....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip agree with Jacques,Geisiman or ATI.with the geisiman 15K theres no actual need to supplement them with blues,you can go for 2*15K
     
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    I'm rather fond of my Sylvania blue T5's, cheap and work like a bomb, I think they are about R160 roughly.
     
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    yes they are also pretty good.i read on zeovit.com that they come out of the same factory as ATI
     
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