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Old 07-10-2011, 11:50 AM   #341
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Hmm was hoping it would have eaten some of that ammonia up. Youre supposed to give it 24 hours though so maybe by tonight it will mostly be gone.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #342
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Ammonia - >4ppm
Nitrite - >5ppm
Nitrate-10ppm
pH-8.0
Did u do a pwc?
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #343
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Lighting-input asap please

48" Metal Halide HQI Auqrium Lighting MH250W T5 HO 54W - eBay (item 280693904851 end time Jul-10-11 21:15:12 PDT)


The one listed below ends in 5 hours (and is only a 20 minute drive).

Aquaticlife 48" T5 HO Aquairium Lighting Fixture/Lunar | eBay
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #344
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I'd be worried about the one that has a light out. If it's in unused condition theres no explanation for that.
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its a used fixture and mostlikly just a lamp if the one bulb works and the other is still on.

the 4 lamp is enough for LPS and what not but not enough for high light SPS and clams unless they are in the top shelf of your system. i'd look for a 6 lamp as you will light just as well as the MH fixture with alot less wattage and power saving

http://cgi.ebay.ca/HYDROFARM-FLP46-T...item519a06e35b

brand new, its a good fixture, all you need to do is replace the lamps with some quality tubes liek g mann, ATI or KZ
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its a used fixture and mostlikly just a lamp if the one bulb works and the other is still on.

the 4 lamp is enough for LPS and what not but not enough for high light SPS and clams unless they are in the top shelf of your system. i'd look for a 6 lamp as you will light just as well as the MH fixture with alot less wattage and power saving

T5 Fluorescent Grow Light 6 Lamp Fixture Bulbs Veg 48" | eBay

brand new, its a good fixture, all you need to do is replace the lamps with some quality tubes liek g mann, ATI or KZ

The "used" fixture says it's in original box and appears in "Unused" condition. If it was a straight out used fixture from someone who says they have used it I would lean towards just the bulb being out. Better safe than sorry.
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From what I read, and from the questions that were already asked of the seller, the seller did say the fixture is fine and it's just the bulb and he/she rotated the bulbs to be sure it wasn't the fixture.

Gti_Leo, I looked at the link you posted, I would rather have built-in cooling. I've been mostly looking at 6 lamp as I said before I'd rather buy once. I don't really want a MH due to heat but saw the prices of these so wasn't sure if they are worth it.

I basically have 3 choices that I keep tossing around. Give me a sec (or two) and I'll link them in the next post so you guys can give me pros and cons of each, as I'm really looking to your support on this purchase.
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you don't need the built in cooling for T5s, and if you want them, the fans are like $10
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Light choices

Nova Extreme Pro T-5 by Current USA

1081 48" Nova Extreme Pro 6x54watt T-5 HO 3-10k/3-460nm actinics 324w 48" x 12" x 4.25" $379.99
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AquaticLife 48" T5 HO 6 Lamp Fixture with Lunar Lights Aquatic Life T5

or

http://shop.aquatouch.com/product_p/mrl%203.htm


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My vote is for the nova extreme. Second is the aquaticlife one.
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