Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

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Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby azim26 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:18 pm

Hey guys I wanted to know something.
1. what is the difference between T5HO and T5HE.
2. Which is better? T5HO or T5HE?
3. Do T5HO come in 2 feet? if yes, than maximum watts in 2 feet?
4. If ill buy T5HO then how many watts for my tank and if ill buy then how many watts for my tank?

Current setup: Tank dimension is 24x12x18 LBH, 2x36w pll 6500k. Diy co2. Ei dosing and Seachem flourish comprehensive and excel. Substrate is just laterite.



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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby saikumar » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:46 am

Q1. Why do you want to change lights, Is it just for fab of having a T5 setup?
Q2. Do you have access to buying T5HO / T5HE in your place? or you ll spend months to just find out.

The difference is in the name itself "O"-"E"
"O" gives more output per tube
"E" gives more output for watt

T5HE can give a bill lesser by may be 20-25 bucks ala month- if that's what you feel is better.
HO will be a bit more intense per tube.
If you get a chance you can get 3xT5HOx24W. Having said that if you don't have quality reflectors you are pouring money into drainage.

Q3. Why dint you put PLL in comparison?- its as good as T5HO

Tip- of course we have people with more expertise than us both on the forum. But its more enlightening to do a google search of terms, and may be then you can ask some interestingly-specific questions for our experts :thumup

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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby azim26 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:52 pm

1. I am not happy with the performance of pll so thinking to switch to t5.
2. A hardware store guy got philips 14w t5he 2 feet and t5 28w.
I am currently using aluminum foil (which we use in tiffins and all) as a reflector, is that worth?
3. As i mentioned, i am not that happy with the performance of pll.
I did google a lot but could not find satisfied answer so posted here.

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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby sushant » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:31 pm

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I am currently using aluminum foil (which we use in tiffins and all) as a reflector, is that worth?
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By Using white paint instead you can get better results.
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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby azim26 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:44 pm

Okay great thanks for the info. Ill paint it with white color.

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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby saikumar » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:50 pm

PLL in reality is a bent T5HO, so now you can decide.
28W T5 you saw is a 4ft, so how will you fit in?
2 month old 2 pllx36W is pleanty to grow most of plants. You must check issue in some other thing of your tank which is limiting a satisfying growth.

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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby azim26 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:22 pm

Oh i never thought pll and t5ho are same. Why people give more importance to t5ho then?
No, 28w t5 was 2 feet.

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Re: Is there any major difference between T5HO and T5HE?

Unread postby azim26 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:11 pm

My bad, that 28w was 4 feeter, my friend gave me wrong information.
so now i am going for 3x24w t5ho.. I will paint the hood with white color as a reflector.