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LED/T5 Hybrid

steph

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Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for an LED/T5 hybrid like Aquatic Life Hybrid T5HO 4x24W Fixture?

I am running a single AI Prime on an Innovative Marine 40 Gallon and I am noticing a very distinct 'coning' in my light column but don't think I can afford to have it sit any higher than 8 inches off the water. The dimensions of the display are 24 long x 15 deep (didn't include the AIO back chambers) x 19 top to bottom.

I only have some zoos and softies so far but down the road would like to be able to maybe have some sps.

Should I even attempt the hybrid or maybe try multiple primes or even a different LED set up altogether? Open to any suggestions.
 

Luke_L

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well... i am running a 8 bulb tek light, with a 2 X 22 diy led fixtures.... and i love it.... i seem to be getting good growth, and i still get shimmer... and i love viewing the tank when it is just 44 royal blue leds....

if i am not mistaken, shawn sells kits for diy leds too... and Luigi , and Reefinghard are running mr.wilson kits along with there t5's....

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Luigi

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What about borrowing or buying 2- 24" Ati
T5 bulb and supplements the single light ,this is cheap alternative, I think..
 

Cliff

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Here is my t5 retro kit from reef supply and my cheap Sb reef light leds.
 

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Luigi

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Wow i cant believe it , but hey if works Why not
Thanks for sharing
 
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