SHOW ME YOUR T5 REEF

Discussion in 'Aquarium Lighting By Dana Riddle' started by tsav87, Jan 3, 2018.

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  1. tsav87

    tsav87 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    If you have a reef lit with T5's, post up a picture please! Also, please include the brand fixture you are using and favorite bulb combo! Also, if you are supplementing with LED's or MH's post that too! Thanks!
     
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    glb Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

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    Following. I'm planning on getting T-5's at some point.
     
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    tsav87 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Bump!
     
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    reefndude Valuable Member

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    Don't have this tank anymore. This was a 6 bulb sunpower supplemented with leds.
    4 b+ and 2 c+
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    tsav87 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Troy V Active Member R2R Supporter

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    2-Aruba Sun fixtures
    4-T5 3-B+ 1-URI actinic
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    tsav87 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I posted this in my build thread but I will share here as well.

    For months now my alkalinity has been rock solid stable. 1-1/2 days with the T5 fixture, my dkh drops an entire point. I guess that might tell me something. Lol
     
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    Troy V Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Which bulbs are you using?
     
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    Troy V Active Member R2R Supporter

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    This is my SPS tank with 2-Aruba Sun fixtures & 1-150 metal halide. I am still playing with the T-5 color configuration. I would like to see what others are doing, and their results as well.
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    I love t5s and wont use anything else. Wavepoint 4x39 w. 3 ati blue plus. 1 ati true actinic. 20180104_184255.jpg
     
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    Current tank I am 2 using 2 lumen brights 400 w, with 2 t5, and 2 led bars.
    20180103_131101.jpg 1 coral+ and 1 blue+
     
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    Troy V Active Member R2R Supporter

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    400 watter with T5s and LEDs! That's a killer trio. Which 400 watt bulb did you go with? And how long do you run it a day?
     
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    I went with radiums. They run 5 hours a day. T5 runs 12 and the blue leds run 14. I am really liking the halides. Sps seem to like it too
     
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    All ATI bulbs. 5 blue plus, 2 coral plus, and one purple plus. This combo makes for good picture quality
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    Then on my Frag tank/refugium 2 blue plus, 1 coral plus, and 1 actinic

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    I’m not sure why these didn’t show up in my previous post, but these are in my display. That Bulb combo works great for pictures.

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    I would agree. Looks great!!!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Beautiful!
    How long is your tank, and what size bulb are you using?
     
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    Thank you!

    72” tank with a 60” 6 bulb ATI Fixture, and a noname 2 bulb 48” fixture. I think it’s a glo-something
     
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    Interesting... Are you getting the best coloration where the fixtures overlap?
     
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