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yea i was looking at a tank recently that had a Hybrid set up. i really like the actinic blue the T5's throw off but T5 lacks the pop and shimmer that you get from the LED or MH hence the reason they make such a great combo. we will see once i get it running. my expectation is that this will lead to hair algae hitherto unseen.
Yea.. Can’t wait to get this thing off the ground and running. The LEDs are Nanobox Reef. The guy who mods the ATI’s designed the arrays as well. He took special consideration to mitigate the “Disco effect” and after a few redesigns, has been using a mint channel that now is incorporated into the G5 Radions. But he’s been doing that for a few years already.
I really hope to get the soft glow mixed with the shimmer from the LED’s and then nice royal blue for night time pop.
I had T5 10yrs ago on a FW converted 55gal. Things were growing like weeds.
fast forward bought a 180 with no $ spared equipment in 2013 , Led were Maxspect razors( bleeding edge I guess)
Never had been able to grow anything well since. Hence my interest in the hybrid,makes a ton of sense
not too hard to mod a maxspec. I (and others here im sure) would be glad to offer lots of encouragment and useless information. (sort of my specialty) he only does the ATI lights i think. but yea.. hybrid is the way to go imo too. the LED's replace the MH and the heat that they throw off. as a bonus you get cool night lights and get color pop that i had never seen under my T5 / MH coralife fixture. it was the first thing i noticed when getting back in the hobby a few months ago.. holy cow LED have come a far way that neon color pop is just unreal..
thats awesome. I.m waiting for my hanging kit and bulbs. It’s killin me haha.. im sure your fixture is going to be awesome. He told me he was not going to build anymore so you might be getting one of the last customs In a while. What size did you wind up with?