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M Woodhill
04/26/2014, 08:20 PM
Hey guys, I'm about to ditch my t5 for mh+t5. I really wanna give Hamilton Cebu a shot. My question is:

Is the t5 dimmable? I have a rkl controller. Is it possible to control the t5 and moonlight? thanks

M Woodhill
04/27/2014, 08:01 AM
Bump:-) anyone knows

GQuinn
04/27/2014, 08:09 AM
I would contact Hamilton, they are a sponsor here. They have always replied to my questions.

sirreal63
04/27/2014, 08:29 AM
In it's stock configuration no, you would have to replace the ballasts with dimmable T5 ballasts. It would be a mistake to do that, you gain nothing from dimming T5's and lose out on life expectancy of the bulbs and it does nothing for the corals.

M Woodhill
04/27/2014, 05:56 PM
Seems like Hamilton has dimmable ballast replacement and makes mh dimmable. Will contact to check out the product more closely

d2mini
04/28/2014, 06:29 AM
It would be a mistake to do that, you gain nothing from dimming T5's and lose out on life expectancy of the bulbs and it does nothing for the corals.

I agree with Jack here.
I have this fixture and with all the power cords, there are plenty of "steps" in lighting. 2 T5's, then 2 more T5's, then your MH bulbs. Opposite at night. Plus the moonlights.

M Woodhill
04/28/2014, 12:14 PM
I agree with Jack here.
I have this fixture and with all the power cords, there are plenty of "steps" in lighting. 2 T5's, then 2 more T5's, then your MH bulbs. Opposite at night. Plus the moonlights.

Ok, I've kicked the ball :bounce1: My tank is full of frags and T5 really grows them slow or slower then I expect

I had very good growth from 10K mh