Currenty for my planted (newly dirted) I have a coralife PC ligh fixture with 2 6700K bulbs and 2 10000k bulbs. All bulbs are of need of being replaced been going strong for almost 2 years now.
But after reading all this T5 HO business it has me wondering if I should just get one of these fixtures rather than spending 100 dollars worth of new PC bulbs.
Any suggestions, tips or hints?
that or aquatraders.com
what size tank? and how high? how many watts per bulb?
it sounds like you have plenty of light and to switch to t5s and have the same amount of light might cost more
go for it if you can afford it and save energy cost ..
no way youve got high lighting. to get a t5 that puts out the same amount of light will be more costly. totally not worth it. the fixture would cost more, youd hav to replace bulbs more often, even though it may save a 50 cents a month, in the end it won't pay off. just keep the light. the only reason to swithc would be its to much light and you have algae but you can fix that by removing a bulb or two.
p.s. before you buy check my vid on lights it'll be posted either tonight or tomorrow.
Replacing the bulbs will run me 120 bucks or drop an extra 20 bucks and get this....
with bulbs included.
What's been odd is i've gone to a bunch of pet shops and been noticing the PC section shrinking and even some places it's non existent.