Just purchased an Odyssea T5 HO Deluxe 36" (6500K)

I just purchased what I linked below

Odyssea 36" T5 HO Deluxe

Based on my calculation Ill be between 25 to 33 L/in^2  which is high to very high light range.

The reason for the large range in the luminosity is due to me not knowing the characteristics of the reflectors.  I do know that they're not parabolic, or V shaped.  They're simply bulbs in a box reflector and bulbs placed close together.  Assuming the worst, Ill still be in a high light saturation.  Ill finally be able to put my high light demanding plants in my main tank.

Also since I have pressure CO2 in my tank as of a lil over a month ago, I should be great with combating algae if it appears with the addition of the new intense lighting.

Lets hope all goes well once i get my lights in 1 week.

(fingers crossed w/ 90% confidence factor)

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Comment by Luke Newcomb on March 6, 2013 at 12:03pm

looks Sweet! what tank are you putting it on?

Comment by LED on March 6, 2013 at 1:12pm

My main display tank which you see in my videos

Comment by Peter on March 6, 2013 at 1:19pm
Very nice. Dave. With co2 ur plants will grow like crazy
Comment by mark ruddy on March 6, 2013 at 5:34pm

i have one that is very similar. i run co2 and ferts. i had to turn of two bulbs per light as i was getting bba lke crazy.

Comment by LED on March 7, 2013 at 4:16am

thanks mark for the info.  what kind of light demanding plants did you have in the tank while having all light on?

Comment by ŦůRbö ۰ Ҏяѻ ۰ on March 7, 2013 at 11:54am

legit. I did 2, 2 30" T5HO fixures over my 40 gal -  which is juuuust right for mid to high light plants- The reason I bought 2, 2 bulb systems is, 30 bucks cheaper. I dont have to pull bulbs if light is too high, or if I remove the high light plants. I can spread out the light better, and can run just 2 bulbs if i wanna. Ill have a video of the complete new 40 gal set up soon -

Comment by mark ruddy on March 7, 2013 at 12:13pm

well like The Man i can turn them off as i have 3 switches. as far as what plats i had, i had dwarf baby tears lace plants a few swords and a few ulvaceus's when my baby tears melted i tried dwarf hair grass and got the same as they melted and would never grow but bba did. i am not saying it will happen to you but it did to me. i am in the process of buying new baby tears to see if they will grow now but everything else it growing awesome now

Comment by LED on March 7, 2013 at 12:29pm

@Turbo I figured why not pay a bit more to have one plug instead of multiple plugs (simplicity is my game)  plus this fixture has fans to help cool it down a lil bit which i believe is going to be needed.  The lumen output increases with temp but only to a certain point at which is starts to decrease again, and also shortens bulb lifespan.   Thanks for the feedback.

@mark  provided ur baby tears had enough ferts thats good, but what kind of co2 injection were u doing - yeast reactor or pressure c02?

Comment by ŦůRbö ۰ Ҏяѻ ۰ on March 8, 2013 at 1:40am

One plug, and fans.

Comment by mark ruddy on March 8, 2013 at 1:44am

i was using diy,  i have pressurized now


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