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  • Jan 28, 2011
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  • cannabaliciou
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  • Winkster1
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  • Droopy Dog
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    There is a WORLD of difference between HD’s T-5’s (27w IIRC) and T-5 HO (55w).

    No, you cannot run a HO bulb in a standard T-5 fixture.

    I use 2 of the 2bulb-2′ PLL-55w (10,000 lumens, 5000/bulb) from HTG and they cost like $70 each.

    If you own 28 different foods, 65 different additives and 14 jugs of molasses and not one single book on plants, then that is the problem. WB :50:

    It’s not the bow, it’s the Indian. unkn

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  • HB Rob
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  • Droopy Dog
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    HD has them, I was looking also till I did my research and found out they are standard T-5’s and not the HO you need for growing.

    If you own 28 different foods, 65 different additives and 14 jugs of molasses and not one single book on plants, then that is the problem. WB :50:

    It’s not the bow, it’s the Indian. unkn

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  • Roscoe
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    DD is on point with this one.
    Dont waste your money on the t5s from Home Depot. They’re not ho and they’re worthless as far being a grow light.
    I also agree with DD on the pll Tek 2 from HTG. In fact I dont think there’s a better grow light in the 100 watt class that can outgrow the tek 2 which is 110 watts. I have one for my mamas and the results speak for themselves

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  • Droopy Dog
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    Those suckers are bright aren’t they? LOL

    Still use HID’s for flower, but for vegging, they are the best thing going.

    If you own 28 different foods, 65 different additives and 14 jugs of molasses and not one single book on plants, then that is the problem. WB :50:

    So I was at Home Depot today and was looking at there T5 lights. You can purchase a 4' 8 bulb for around $80. I would like some feedback on what everyone…

    Home depot t5 fixtures

    They are half the price and this model is slim enough to affix to my maxspect razor for supplement lighting? Any suggestions?

    That’s most likely catered to land-based plants which don’t use the same spectrum of light as reef corals do. Do you know what does thrive under that spectrum though? Algae.

    Current tank: 7.5g Nano-Reef | Modified AquaClear50 | RapidLED Par38 bulb | 2x Koralia 240gph

    ReachTheSky
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    That may be true for that bulb but for $25 that fixture can be used with other bulbs more suited for reef lighting right? The cheapest 24″ fixture starts at $100 and up but this fixture doesn’t include all that bulkiness that’s what I need a slim fixture.

    Why couldn’t I use T5 fixtures from Home Depot Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment