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rhunter513

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I have a Current USA Nova Extreme Pro 20" 6-bulb fixture and I am gonna take out one bulb and retro-fit it with an Rapid LED strip - 1.1 X 15" with 10 LEDS.

 

Just checking to see if anyone out there has tried this?

 

Thanks

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I have a Current USA Nova Extreme Pro 20" 6-bulb fixture and I am gonna take out one bulb and retro-fit it with an Rapid LED strip - 1.1 X 15" with 10 LEDS.

 

Just checking to see if anyone out there has tried this?

 

Thanks

 

no, but i am curious to see your results.

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Correct me if i am wrong but that is a 4 light setup? wouldn't you have to remove 2 bulbs because it needs both to fire the ballast? I don't know as I am posting this from my cell phone :) so I can't see a clear pic

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mine is a 6 bulb fixture, 2 on one ballast 4 on another. I took one bulb off and the other 5 run fine.

 

ok good deal - just wanted to make sure, I know some ballasts are funky

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Both but now it would be to close to the tank on legs

 

How much light bleeds out with the LEDs being on the outside edges of the fixture?

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wrx1908 do you get good shimmer from the leds while the t5s are on? i was gonna do same with my 4 bulb tek.

More intense when T5HO are off but still there

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More intense when T5HO are off but still there

 

 

 

thanks just looking to add little more blue and pop and a little shimmer would be great.

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Shimmer is what I am so far most disappointed in. With all 5 T5 bulbs on, I can barely see the shimmer, with two blues T5 on I can see more and when its just To LED major shimmer. Not what I was hoping for but in the end its about quality light for my corals to thrive and grow.

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