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Old 09/07/2019, 11:45 PM   #1
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T12 VHO like Actinic possible with LEDs?

Getting back into reefing .. Been a while ...

I have a AI fixture and a Mars Aqua 165 fixture on a 24 inch cube. Neither compare to T12 VHO actinics as I remember them. I can't seem to find anyone selling T12 VHOs what is my best option these days? I did some searching but came up empty

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Old 09/09/2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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Old 09/09/2019, 09:00 PM   #3
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Try T5s... couple different types of blue bulbs...


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Old 09/10/2019, 10:40 AM   #4
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I still miss my T12 VHO's sometimes too. Play around with the settings to maximize the blues and you can get fairly close. T5 actinic aren't too bad but thye just can't replicate the T12's either IMO.


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Old 09/10/2019, 02:10 PM   #5
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Premium Aquatics still sells VHO lamps..

But best bet is a t-5 fixture though...

They are actually better than VHO and still my most used lighting..

I just cant get the results with any of my leds set up as I can from my t-5 or led t-5 hybrid setups.


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Old 09/12/2019, 06:42 PM   #6
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Most sites only list T12's but don't have any stock. I've seen all three. t5 actinic just isn't the same as T12. I guess there is no real choice but to go T5 and LED combo


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