T5 vs T8

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  1. madmatt

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    HI guys
    Hear things about T5 and T8
    Just interested to get people's input and info.
     
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    don't think t8 have sufficient power to really grow corals
     
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    T8 takes up to much space. in the same space under your canopy where you can fit 4 T8 tubes, you can fit 6 or more T5. Have a lot more light available.
     
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    The reason I ask is, I have a 4ft tank with a LED unit think it's about about a 72w white and blues mixed.
    There was a similar unit for sale in CT.
    I'm worried it's not enough coverage fir my tank,so I have,mate that has had his stuff in storage for ages and has offered to give me his T8 unit just a 2tube unit.
    Was thinking of fitting the infront of.the Led unit to help give better coverage.
    So I'm investigating and asking the Q's be4 I go through the process of puttingvthem in IF I even do.
     
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    I had 2 t8 in my 4 foot so i modified the canopy and fitted a quad t5 unit 54watt but posted today if my t5 was enough for my lps and sps.
     
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    I asked the same question the other day on another forum. Sounds like there is quite a difference in the actual output of the globes. I am currently running leds and t8 mix and am going to change over to t5 when my wallet allows me to. Think the t8 i currently have are just fuelling my algae growth. It is still alot better looking have the led hybrid thing going though just seems to add that little extra.
     
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    And the t8s are so freaking cheap
     
  9. madmatt

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    Hear you bud
     
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