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Old 05-25-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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New light!!

Well I was searching on crags list and found a guy that is selling his lights. It is a 48" USA nova extreme 8x 54watt t5 fixture with 4x moon light. He was using it on his 125gal tank and I plan on using it on my 60 gal( 48"x24"deep x12" wide) the price....$100!! Each bulb is individually reflected. Will this fixture be enough for me to house any type of coral? Also does anybody know a good site to purchase the legs from? He does not have the legs for it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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That fixture will be more than ebough I think. Its what i would want over a 48" tank. Excellent deal too!

I haven't seen the legs on any sites, I have found the legs for the 72" nova extreme pro on ebay so you might wanna check there
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Ok. Yeah I have bought some live rock from him in the past. He is taking down his tank. I remember getting 25 lbs of rock for about $30.and the light I could just not turn down. I was going to go with led... But not any more.
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geese i'f remove 2 bulbs. you'll melt any corals other then SPS and clams.

as well i think an 8 lamp fixture is two wide to fit on 12" wide tank
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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Well one of the things is out making it only a 6 bulb fixture. A did ask for a measurement for dimension and it is 48" long and 12 in wide. This is why I need the legs to get it out of the way of the overflow and the return line. The legs should position the light a about 5pm above the tank
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well usually an 8 lamp fixture is 20-24" wide so its probably almost double the width of your tank.

what kind of corals do you want to house anyways?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Yeah. This one is the old version of the nova extreme. It's the parabolic type fixture. As far as corals go.. I plan on being able to have lots of soft corals. Xenia, mushrooms, green star polyps leather, at the bottom of the tank then at the top have some hard corals. Idk what kind yet.
Here is a link to the light. It says it's 14" in width.... But that's ok having 1 in on the front and back of the tank I can live with.
http://www.suburbanreef.com/48-nova-...w-4-lunar.html
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ahh then it shouldn't be to bad
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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I'm really excited to pick it up tomorrow. He is giving me all the bulbs and two clip on fans. And an additional 2 new bulbs all for $100. It's amazing what you can find on crags list. I'll be sure to post pics when I get it
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it is amazing no doubt
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