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Old 07-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #31
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The 250 watt wouldnt be bad in my opinion. The brand is ok, I have several odyseaa fixtures, only T5 units though so not sure how the halides are from them. ALso, find out when he replaced bulbs, both the t5 bulbs and the halide one.

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Odyssea 48 inch Metal Halide Fixture 2x250W HQI + 4x54W T5 +6xDual LED

It's $280 for reference.
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No dot know when he replaced them. And thank for the help
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #33
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How does the T5 work on your tanks
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It's not going to work over a 48" x 12" tank. It's going to put a lot of heat in the tank as well. Take it home and put it over your tank and you'll see.

Not to mention you have about $140.00 in lamps you'll have to replace every 8-12 months.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #35
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He was going let me bring it home and try it on the take and see how it fits and light it up
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #36
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Not sure what your light budget is but you can get led panels for about $140 each off ebay and they would let you keep just about any coral or anemone you could want. Also, no bulb replacement needed for like 5 years. The lights would pay for themselves in about a year or so as they use ALOT less electricity and the bulb thing. Not to mention the heat the halides will put off as Mr X mentioned above. Last thing you want is a hot tank and then you'd need fans or a chiller and thats big $$
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Not much of a $$ . Doing a lot of DIY for the set up I posted a few photo's but have changed some thing around . I did put some fans on the fuge to help with heat . I Steel not to sure on lights yet . Just thought that was a good deal for the light
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:14 PM   #38
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All my live rock will run down the center of the tank so you could look at the tank on 3 sides
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One halide in the middle of a 55 will not be enough also since its in the middle it will have a realy bad shadow effect when the light hits the center brace in the tank...I use a coralife aqualight pro with dual halides... Like what has been said you will need fans or a chiller .. My honest opinion those leds on eBay are cheap and people are having stunning results .Save your self heating and bulb replacement issues go with leds...
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Thanks for the info . Have you seen the D sun Y programmable led 48" that does the 4 seasoned & lunar mood . I kind of like the idea of set it and let it do its thing
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