Can't afford Ice Cap T5s, what's the next best T5 retro???


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14211934#post14211934 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by gulfcoastrfr
Save up and don't try to skimp on lighting. Pay now or pay twice later.
couldn't agree more


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14211648#post14211648 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by James77
Reefgeek has the retros that use the Icecap reflectors but not the ballasts, a bit cheaper.

I agree this is your next best option. The icecap ballast adds a decent amount of cost to a package, but you really can't skimp on much more since the the reflectors are quite important and the only other main cost. It's not really possible to go "cheaper" per say on the wire or bulbs other than searching for the absolute best price out there.