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anyone have a DIY for t5 ho dual or quad light set up?

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I am planning to head to home depot next week to see what I can come up with does anyone have any old forum posts or custom DIY t5ho quad or dual lights?

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one last quandary are all leds made equal, and are all t5ho made equal, if I do DIY? or should i be cautious and what should I look out for including the photosynthetic parameters.

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No not all t5 are equal. I've just gotten back in the hobby after a couple years out, but last I saw, Home Depot won't have anything that will do much good in a reef tank (if that's your goal).

 

I had great success with the ati retro kit from reef geek. Not sure if they still have it, but it came with instructions. But make sure whatever t5 you get has individual reflectors for each bulb. As for the bulbs themselves, I was partial to the ati brand. They had great color and growth for me. Home Depot won't have anything with much blue in it. You're prob lucky to find anything above 10k, let alone 12-14k.

 

 

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Wow it appears you're right. Bummer, they used to have some really nice retro setups. Looks like you can get similar stuff from aqua cave and I'm sure plenty of others, but the prices are a bit more than they used to be for retro kits.

 

 

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