Budget T5 Fixture

NanoReefs

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Hello everyone. After watching Tidal Garden's video about cheap hydrofarm agrobrite fixtures, I am considering buying the 2 foot 4 tube model, and replacing the bulbs with 2 coral plus, and 2 blue plus bulbs. This option will come out to less than 200 dollars. I will be hanging this fixture over a RSR 250 for an acro dominant system. What is your opinion on this budget T5 setup?
 
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I think I might consider buying a used ati fixture.
White...

24" wide.

21" wide 6 24" bulbs..
 
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I vote 6 bulb t5 and a reefbrite or orphek led strip if youre doing sps coral they will love it. check this one out its cheap, but is current usa and has mounting legs
 

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I bought something similar to that but I didn’t use it because the bulb sockets didn’t have water protection, and the steel? fixture was quite heavy.

Used retrofit fixtures or Hybrid T5 fixtures can sometimes be found for very little. Just make sure the reflectors are in decent condition because reflectors can be expensive.
 
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