Help with lighting

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Help with lighting

Postby Ryan1uk » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi

I have a 5ft tank and was wondering what lighting I needed. It will have alot of plants in it. I have seen T5, T8 1, 2 tubes but not sure what I would need.

Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: Help with lighting

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:26 pm

hi , im sure t5 is is the better of the two, as to how many bulbs im not sure. Mines a t5 and has 1 bulb but has two strips on it if you get what i mean. But like i said t5 is the stronger of the two and with you having lots of plants thats the one i would go for. sorry i cant help with the bulbs :/
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Re: Help with lighting

Postby Carylnz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:49 pm

The numbers refer to the diameter of the tubes. So T5's are narrower than T8's.
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