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Old 02-19-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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75 Gallon Tank t5 light's

Any thoughts on these? Would I be able to grow coral under this light?

Seems like a great deal to me.

48" 4ft T5 HO High Output Aquarium Light 216W 4 lamps - (eBay.ca item 300294350306 end time 26-Feb-09 09:17:40 EST)
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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T5`s are great lights for your tank. I cant pull that link up because I`m at work but you`ll be able to do many corals with T5`s.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Details are below for $162 + 25 shipping Canadian.


ALL T5 Quad Light Fixtures are now CE Certified!


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  • 47.75” x 7.25” x 2.00” (LxWxH)
  • Supports 4x 54W T5 High Output fluorescent tubes
  • Supports 4x Bluemoon LED
  • 216 watts total power
  • 3 Power Switch
  • 3 Power Cord
  • Cooling Fan
  • Black, non corrosive power coated aluminum housing
  • Highly polished reflector
  • Mounting brackets
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You are buying 1 fixture with free items listed below.

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T-5 are great but I would try to stay away from the Odyessa brand from review they tend to be noisy and over heat... But that's just the reviews I've read about them...
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Yeah, I have several Odyssea fixtures that I was talked into buying. They served me well for the most part, but I wouldn't buy them now. They're cheap, have problems w/overheating, and some have caught fire from melting components. Odyssea has pulled out of the US, so no LFS sell their bulbs and/or fixtures any more because Odyssea won't warranty anything anymore. One LFS store told me they wouldn't even respond to any phone calls. Anyway...the main vendor now is Aquatraders.com...I think they bought up all the remaining US stock. Be wary. I wouldn't buy. Cheap price means cheap product.
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Alternative suggestion?

Dont wanna retro fit (not comfortable playing with wiring)
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If you want the same setup 4x54W, I think current USA Nova Extreme is another good choice, much more pricey than Odyssea, but way cooler and easy to setup.
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Alternative suggestion?

Dont wanna retro fit (not comfortable playing with wiring)
You can probably go with this set-up it is a little pricie but it's worth it....

T-5 HO Aquarium Lighting: Current Sundial T-5 Canopy Light Fixtures
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You can get Some retro fits already wired. If not your LFS can do it . They did mine. I have VHO`s that my LFS wired. Here is a VHO already wired at Smith and Fosters.

VHO Aquarium Lighting: Hamilton Magnetic SuperPower VHO Systems

Here is the VHO retro fits that my LFS made up

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cool, melosu. i like it.
you may also try the Outer orbit pro T-5/MH fixture. The 48"will run you about a grand. If money is no object...it's awesome.

Of course that fosters and smith retro is pretty dog gone cheap....may wanna think about that.
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