- Jun 22, 2019
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This is a popular question people may get a lot, but I want to know myself. What do you think is a better alternative. T5 or LED?
As the Hybrids go, Where could I purchase them?I have both on different tanks and have to say, the one tank with a hybrid setup is my personal favorite. Leds are great and t5s are great, but mix them and now it is the best of both worlds. The shadowing I had with leds alone is gone with t5s added. I get uv from the leds and can exploit that to make things pop. Best of all, the heat from 8 bulbs blazing is gone. In my opinion the hybrid option is the way to go.
Same rule apply, buy a good LED or a good t5. Or a combination of good led and good t5.As the Hybrids go, Where could I purchase them?
Thank you so much, I have been in the hobby for 2 yrs now and there’s so much more to learn and I would like to thank you for your help.Same rule apply, buy a good LED or a good t5. Or com imstiom of good led and good t5.
Best combos are the one that are good led them add a retro good t5 to it.
I have 2 systems
One have kessil ap700+ t5
Second have Hydra 52hd + t5
Some of my best acros I grew under LED only. Caveat here ia, good LEDs,i have LEDs only and i think they're fine for LPS/softies, but now that i'm into SPS i get a lot of shading despite having 2 fixtures on a 24" tank.
it'd probably help if i hung the lights so they could be higher off the tank, but having them only a foot off the water means some sps shade themselves a lot, so i'm considering a t5/led hybrid
idk if you consider AI primes good LEDs, but that's what I have. i'm just saying, with how close i have them to the water, they shade a lot of sps, so in retrospect i think i would've preferred the t5 hybrid route or maybe hanging the lights so they don't shade quite as muchSome of my best acros I grew under LED only. Caveat here ia, good LEDs,
It's never that simple to describe system performance by one factor.