View Full Version : LED with supplemental T5 users?

05/03/2014, 12:52 AM
I was curious as to when your T5 s turn on. Is it at the peak high when your LEDs are at their brightest or another part of your cycle? I just got a retro 2 bulb to go along with my LEDs and was going to have them come on when my LEDs are at their brightest. Thoughts?

05/03/2014, 01:47 AM
i run 2 fixtures of 2 bulb 39w ATI coral plus and purple for 4 hours in the middle of the day for my peak. i use 4 a150w pendants from Kessil, 15k on for 12 hours, and 10k on for 9 with the T5's hitting the middle 4 hours of the day....growth and color are great for the price....i do wish i had waited for the 360we's though.

05/03/2014, 07:45 AM
i ramp the leds up then turn on my t5's all day great results.
10 am leds ramp on, 11am t5 on 8pm t5 off and led ramp down till 9:30pm

05/03/2014, 09:19 PM
All. Can say is the 2 blue plus t5 with my 3 led fixtures is AMAZING. Corals responded right away with polyps stretching for the sky

05/03/2014, 09:49 PM
Im a little new to this hobby ( on and off for 15 years ) and i always wonder why every one sing the prayse og leds and always adds t5s to supliment them. I run 4 bulb t5s and get a great responce. Sorry for poking the hornets nest but bigger is not always better. Up untill about a monthe ago i was using a conister filter with a hob protien skimmer and got great results why would i spend so much on leds if i have to suplment them with other types of light.

05/04/2014, 07:58 AM
Same as t5 supplementing MH. The reason I did it is because my LEDs have no UV. Cheaper to put in T5s then to get a UV led bar

03/21/2015, 07:35 AM
i also supplement my lights with t5, so far so good!