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Old 03-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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I'm also interested in this thread. I just bought a 7ft 210 gal tank with 6 4ft T5HO. The lf said this was not enough for my corals and I was thinking of supplementing with LED but I don't know what kind or how many.
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Odyssea fixtures are questionable. I have heard horror stories about them starting fires. The amount of lamps and potency of the fixture is fine though.
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I'm also interested in this thread. I just bought a 7ft 210 gal tank with 6 4ft T5HO. The lf said this was not enough for my corals and I was thinking of supplementing with LED but I don't know what kind or how many.
You probably have a 265, not a 210. 210 gallon tanks are usually 72", not 84".
I have a 7' x 24 x 31 tall tank right now and i use 3 of these-
Aquarium Coral Reef Tank black Blue LED Grow Light 120W | eBay

They work great for the money.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #14
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20" T5 Aquarium Light HO 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4 Lamps 18W Odyssea Nano | eBay
i think ima go with this 1
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Odyssea fixtures are questionable. I have heard horror stories about them starting fires. The amount of lamps and potency of the fixture is fine though.
Just sayin.....
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well the one from ebay is a t5 which is better and the price is cheaper
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #17
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Listen to Doug...those Odyssea fixtures will break. They're cheap for a reason. You really do get what you pay for. It's just a matter of time.

I bought one to test for my LFS (LFS was told they had a new and better design) and the ballast blew within 48 hours. We replaced the ballast and a couple of the fittings broke soon after. The whole time the thing was burning HOT. Definitely not worth it imo.

Also, how is that T5 better than the LEDs?
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Listen to Doug...those Odyssea fixtures will break. They're cheap for a reason. You really do get what you pay for. It's just a matter of time.

I bought one to test for my LFS (LFS was told they had a new and better design) and the ballast blew within 48 hours. We replaced the ballast and a couple of the fittings broke soon after. The whole time the thing was burning HOT. Definitely not worth it imo.

Also, how is that T5 better than the LEDs?
i decided to go with the t5,well i returned my LEDS because i was tol they wouldnt sustain life since they were 1 watt and in order to sustain life the need to be from3-5 watts
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Hey guys sorry I hadn't noticed you guys were telling me the one from eBay was an odyssea well I finally got my light I went today and bought a marineland LED and I can honestly say I can't be happier this things are awsome they are super bright and just make the tank look epic totally worth the money I will be posting pictures up a little later ��
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Listen to Doug...those Odyssea fixtures will break. They're cheap for a reason. You really do get what you pay for. It's just a matter of time.

I bought one to test for my LFS (LFS was told they had a new and better design) and the ballast blew within 48 hours. We replaced the ballast and a couple of the fittings broke soon after. The whole time the thing was burning HOT. Definitely not worth it imo.

Also, how is that T5 better than the LEDs?
Maybe you got a defective unit, I've had mine for a couple of months and I haven't had any issues with it.
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