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I currently have 2x175w Se MH and 2x96w pc over my 90. I wanted to swap out the PC's for 4 54w T5's. But I'm concerned with the MH reflector size and having enough room for each individual T5 bulb. These are retro-fit with large reflectors. Does anyone else run MH's and 4 T5's and can post pics so I can get an idea? Also do you know of a smaller reflector that will allow the 4 T5's to fit in the hood.
 

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What size is your canopy first of all.

I run 1 MH with 2 T5s. it's not a issue at all since I have extra space and a small tank.

knowing the size of your canopy would definitely help.

T5 Reflector sizes

Tek II
97.1 Reflectivity
Wide 2.75" Tall 1"

Icecap T5 SL Reflector
95% Reflectivity
Wide 2.5" Tall 1"
 

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Top of tank is 18.5x48" If each T5 takes up 2.5 inches that leaves me 8.5 inches for the MH. I saw some reflectors that were only 9" wide which might work.
 

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Jason, I think halides plus 4 T5's is going way overboard... I run my SPS with 5 T5's and no halides. I have SPS growing on the DSB, so I know it is plenty of light. There is certainly nothing wrong with that much light, but I think DTE is the one getting the most out of it... :eek:rder
 
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