Any ATI T5 users left ? I think Im going back to T5 from Radions

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I miss the T5 looks and growth.

I have 2 Radions XR15 in a 36x21x20 tank 65 gallons

I got nice colors some corals looking shaded in the bottom and some not getting good PAR.
300 PAR the most running at 85%

Not looking into hybrid as it adds more cords and the cost is not effective when I could sell my Radions and get a T5 fixture for the same price
 

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I'll run mine until I can't get bulbs anymore!
 

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I switched from a pair of XR15's back to my ATI T5 6x24 watt fixture on my 66 gallon mixed reef.
I'm currently just running the 4 bulb channel with 3 Blue Plus and 1 Coral Plus.
I'm also using a pair of Reef Brite XHO blues.
 
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Two tanks with 8 bulb ati. Switched from leds. Will never look back. The growth in my sps exploded the first month I switched.
Thats my main reason, right there
 
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I switched from a pair of XR15's back to my ATI T5 6x24 watt fixture on my 66 gallon mixed reef.
I'm currently just running the 4 bulb channel with 3 Blue Plus and 1 Coral Plus.
I'm also using a pair of Reef Brite XHO blues.
How does it look since its a 24 inch. Any pictures.
 

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T5 until the stop making them or something like the AI blade is half of its current price.

It does seem like your 6x39 has been discontinued.

 

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FWIW I had outstanding success with a 6x24 over a 40 breeder. Your tank is a bit deeper but if you tossed in an aqua blue special that would punch up the PAR quite a bit.
 

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Yeah Im searching for 6 bulb 36" ATI Sunpower and havent had luck finding one not even new

 

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How does it look since its a 24 inch. Any pictures.
I've used this fixture over my 66 gallon tank that is 32" long x 24" wide off and on for about 6 years.
I tried a CoralCare gen 2 fixture over it for a while. Went back to the T5 fixture when a friend wanted my extra pair of CC fixtures.
Had the Radions on it, but I just hated Mobius. I got used to how easy ESL was and couldn't really adapt to Mobius.
I don't have any current pictures.
 

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I miss the T5 looks and growth.

I have 2 Radions XR15 in a 36x21x20 tank 65 gallons

I got nice colors some corals looking shaded in the bottom and some not getting good PAR.
300 PAR the most running at 85%

Not looking into hybrid as it adds more cords and the cost is not effective when I could sell my Radions and get a T5 fixture for the same price
If you are local to Sacramento county ca I would give you my 36" Giesemann 36" unit. It looks new and is in great shape. Anyone local to my area is welcome to come pick it up. I also have a new 48'" aquaticlife hybrid with around 10 new bulbs I would give someone.
I have no way to ship though.
Pm me if anyone is interested.
Cant beat the price $0, lol.
Couple pics.
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I use 2 of the ATI 8x54 watts on my tank.

I recently ordered the Great Barrier Turquoise bulb which is very difficult to get. It’s a cyan spectrum.

I love how customizable T5 are. I also like how you can add UV (400-420nm) and not need to worry about the lights breaking (like many LEDS).

T5 for life! :)
 

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I use 2 of the ATI 8x54 watts on my tank.

I recently ordered the Great Barrier Turquoise bulb which is very difficult to get. It’s a cyan spectrum.

I love how customizable T5 are. I also like how you can add UV (400-420nm) and not need to worry about the lights breaking (like many LEDS).

T5 for life! :)
What effect are you going for with the Great Barrier Turquoise bulb?
 
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Yeah there shipping hurts since Im out of the US
If you are local to Sacramento county ca I would give you my 36" Giesemann 36" unit. It looks new and is in great shape. Anyone local to my area is welcome to come pick it up. I also have a new 48'" aquaticlife hybrid with around 10 new bulbs I would give someone.
I have no way to ship though.
Pm me if anyone is interested.
Cant beat the price $0, lol.
Couple pics.
20200621_102855.jpg
20231106_115127.jpg
That would have been awesome man but Im fare . Hope any other reefer that needs it would jump on it. Very Nice of your part
 
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I have been a T5 user since I switched from Power Compacts in about 2010 or 11. 6 bulb Tek fixture. They don't make them anymore, but they were nice. A few years ago, I had to replace one of the ballasts for about 30 bucks. About a month ago, I had to replace the other ballast. It was more expensive and harder to find this time around.

I run a mix of ATI and Geisemann bulbs.
 

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I used to run T5 retro fit in a hood over my old 40g breeder. Have been thinking of going to back to a 6x24 over my 25g lagoon but that is probably way overkill. cant find a 4x24 anywhere. What bulb compbinations are you all running.
 

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Yeah there shipping hurts since Im out of the US

That would have been awesome man but Im fare . Hope any other reefer that needs it would jump on it. Very Nice of your part
Where do you live. I have a knack for finding information usually or finding a starting point. Could send email since disconinuing as well. See if they can drop a bit to offset shipping.
 

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