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Old 06-10-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Thinking of getting 4ft Hopar T5 (4X54W). Is it suitable for planted?

Read somewhere the intensity of the light is powerful enuff to penetrate a 2ft height tank and that it generates less heat than PL.

Any comments or advise.

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Thinking of getting 4ft Hopar T5 (4X54W). Is it suitable for planted?

Read somewhere the intensity of the light is powerful enuff to penetrate a 2ft height tank and that it generates less heat than PL.

Any comments or advise.

Thanks
t5ho is very highly recommended for planted tanks due to the reasons you've already stated
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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yup.. agreed with illumnae... I'm using T5 too for my planted tank.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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Thinking of getting 4ft Hopar T5 (4X54W). Is it suitable for planted?

Read somewhere the intensity of the light is powerful enuff to penetrate a 2ft height tank and that it generates less heat than PL.

Any comments or advise.

Thanks
It would be better to get the T5HO, HO stands for High Output & will be able to penetrate to the bottom if the height of the tank is 2ft... There is a difference between T5 & T5HO...
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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he stated it was 54w for a 4ft...that's a t5HO
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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Thks for all the advise. But i heard once the e-ballast for t5 spoilt, cannot replace. Must change the whole light. Is it true?
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:36 PM   #7
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I know for a fact that people can buy spares for the E-Ballast as they are sold by itself... It should be that you can change the E-Ballast & do not require to change the whole light...
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #8
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Whats the price range?
high 2 figures or high 3 figure?
Me looking for a 4ft T5
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Whats the price range?
high 2 figures or high 3 figure?
Me looking for a 4ft T5
depending on the brand and the exact specs on the fixture (extra fans etc). i've seen as low as high 2 figures and as high as low 4 figures for 4x54W t5ho
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