Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
CorallineAlgae's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
Originally Posted by Nu-Nu the eel

Guys i have personally told him this about 5 times. Lol every time he says "dude those things are sooooo expensive". Haha they are really cheap for a t5 fixture and will grow almost anything.... (few exceptions). JAKE I HOPE YOU READ THIS... I WAS RIGHT! Lol
Totally right!

The Odyssea lights would work out okay for soft corals, zoas, palys, mushrooms, xenia, LPSs, and perhaps even a few SPSs if placed at the very top. I wouldn't put an anemone under them in a 55. The reflectors and low performing ballast just don't cut it on a tank that tall with an animal that difficult.

The price of the anemone should easily pay the cost difference for the upgrade to a FishNeedIt fixture. They're very cheap for what they are and you honestly do get a lot of upgrades for the small increase in price. You're still in high school so I bet money doesn't come easily. If you do end up getting the Odyssea setup you may want to think about an alternative for the anemone. My clowns all hosted in long tentacled toadstool leathers. I was even able to propagate them and make some cash to help me pay for tank costs. Can't do that with an anemone!!!

Just so you know, I use a Odyssea 2xT5 light fixture on my 20H planted tank. I chose it because it doesn't produce as much light as other fixtures. It runs closer to a normal output T5 than a HO T5. Perfect for growing plants, but questionable for an anemone in a tall tank.
Good luck man. ^_^

CorallineAlgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Mr. D's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 604
If u want T-5HO go with the 4bulb aquatic life fixture. It's got a timer,moonlights, and individual reflectors for each bulb

Mr. D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Jake337's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 643
I bought the fixture yesterday. I mean it was right on my budget. I feel like this fixture will be just as good as any other 48 ft 4 bulb t5. The only thing that's different is the reflectors maybe. Either way it's 216 Watts and that's at least 3-4 watts per gallon in my tank. I really hope an anemone will thrive in the upper/middle section of my tank.
Jake337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Dot worry dude, it was a good purchase. For the money i feel like you got a good light. Not every one of us can afford insane lights, especially not us teenagers it will all be good!

Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote

cap, fixture, light, light fixture, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.