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Old 04-21-2011, 05:07 PM   #121
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What I have read is par is the way to go.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:10 PM   #122
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Wow I checked the link and if you were to buy something like that from another website I'm sure it would be around 800-1000$
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #123
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It's legit too. That's where I bought mines.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #124
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Absolutely DO NOT buy the Odyssea MH fixtures, no way. Their products are not UL listed, and not quality. I would be a little more lineant on their T5's, but absolutely not their MH

Look up a T5HO system, 2 36" fixtures will be better than 1 72" fixture for you, but that means you'll have to hang them. Look into getting 4-6 bulb T5HO system, much cheaper, energy efficient, run cooler, and can put out the same or better PAR than MHs. Try fishneedit.com, or a Nova Extreme Pro. If you are willing to spend a bit extra for a great fixture look into Sunlight Supply Tek lights. They don't come with bulbs and you'll want ATI or Giessman bulbs so factor that into you're cost with that fixture as well
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #125
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I spent $1,000 on the tank and stand. Now I am working on everything else. I think I need to sit down.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #126
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Lighting will probably be the biggest expense. And a skimmer (A good one atleast) too
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #127
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Thanks for the tip on the lighting fixtures.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:27 PM   #128
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I've had mines for a year without a problem.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #129
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Probably because you put 150w halides in the 250w fixture, which you shouldn't have to be doing. Now that I think about it 250w going into a 150w bulb doesn't sound very smart, but regardless Odyssea fixtures have a tendency to not be very good, and there are stories of their MH fixtures catching fire

Where did you hear/why did you put the 150w bulbs in anyway?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #130
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Here is someone else with an Oddysea 72" metal Halide System
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