What kinda cycle

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bushwacker_69, 11 Aug 2008.

  1. bushwacker_69

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    what kinda lighting cycle would one stick to on a unit wit 2x 150w mh's 2x 54w T5's in a tank with predominantly softies/leathers....maybe a stick or 3
    also for a 1800mm tank with 450 height... wanting to keep the above....whats a better option only t'5s like maybe 4 or 5 54w's or the 2Xmh's and @xt5's??
     
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    With the MH/T5 combo i would go for 12 hours T5's on and 10 hours MH's on.

    It's a tough choice with your lighting ideas.both will work. Personally if i were to go the T5 route,i would go for as many T5's as possible.
     
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    hmm......ok....but whats better in the long run...the mh route with t5's or the only t5 route...:biggrin:
     
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    To be honest with you,i cant answer that question.
    My tank is currently running on 2*250W MH's and 4*39W T5's.
    I sometimes feel i will get better colouration out of T5's.
     
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    With that sort of depth the choice is yours, you could make almost everything grow under T5 or MH's
     
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    ok sorry height is actually 600....what would i need now would you say?
    Dorry Pets - Real Inc 8 x 39W Light Fixture
    would something like this work for me...this unit should be 4ft right? my tan dimesnions are 1800x600x600
     
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    or maybe the mh's for this depth...thing is i dont like the look of mh's...but its the requirement im more worried abt right now..
     
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    Looks great. Personally love the T5 OPTION but the globes need replacing every 6 months, and are hellish expensive.

    Sounds to me as tho you have decided already:) I like the energy that Halides provide, not to mention the glitter lines. The new bluer spectrum halides are also really cool. Just to make you reconsider.:)
     
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