Beginning 1 year review of HTGSupply 6 bulb 24 inch T5 fixture.

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So after a search online, I finally found a 6 bulb 24 inch T5 fixture for my Marine X 60.2. Oddly enough, this wasn't easy to find. What's funny though, is that HTGSupply is another hydroponics company like Vivosun. Oh man, those plant people really have lighting figured out. Anyway, for a year I will be running a 2x2x2 combo. 2 True Actinic, 2 Blue Plus, and 2 Purple Plus. All ATI bulbs. I'll be taking a pic of the fixture every month for a year, as well as noting any salt build that should happen. I'm willing to bet that I'll like the fixture though. It shows promise.

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I just switched over to a VIVOSUN, love it.

But man that bulb combo is not ideal in my opinion but to each their own :)
I love the 14k look that 2B+ and 2P+ gives, and I was hoping the actinic bulbs would give some extra pop. But so far... It's meh. Maybe I gotta wait for them to burn in. But Idk, they're so dim.
 
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Whoa. Where'd you make this chart? It's awesome!

Just add ATI to the list.
You can use fractions to one place i.e 1.4 (1.38) to change it to a 4' t5.
 
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I love the 14k look that 2B+ and 2P+ gives, and I was hoping the actinic bulbs would give some extra pop. But so far... It's meh. Maybe I gotta wait for them to burn in. But Idk, they're so dim.
That's the usual from the actinic, they give like no par, lol. I have one in my fixture and it's gone at the next bulb cycle.
 

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I used amazon fixtures with no issues.

You just have to mount them high enough to not get salt spray on them
This. I switched to a custom diy for that reason, salt spray was insane and I started to get some rot (rust) on hardware. Also wanted to use waterproof tombstones and they won't fit in the vivosun fixture.
 
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