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Old 11-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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What Light Should I Get?

Ok so im torn between 2 lights, before anyone says anything I know they arnt the best light I can have but I will be upgrading my tank in the future and dont want to spend to much on a temp Light.

So the main difference in the lights is this, The Fishneedit.com fixture has individual reflectors and I am assuming this is better then the one on Ebay that doesnt have individual reflectors but has Blue LED moonlighting.

My problem is I want moon Lighting however I cant find a T5HO light with Individual reflectors and LED lights that is in my budget of $150.

Here are the 2 Lights so you can look for yourself.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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I just got my fishneedit fixture and love it! It surprised me at how nice it was for the price. My corals have already perked up and i see a marked difference in only like 3 days. It puts out way more light than my MH 150w clip on lamp did. i am very pleased with it. The only bad thing is the moonlighting option, I really really wish they had it on my fixture but I will have to suck it up for $100 bucks. lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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Maybe I can get a little strip or something and see if I cant mount it some how. Everything iv seen about the fishneedit.com fixtures are positive and I dont think the light on ebay is certified...
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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I shopped ebay also before I bpught the fishneedit light. I didn't like the mounts on the one you linked and the odyssea ones arent that great as far as quality build, I've had those fixtures before too.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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everything i read about odyssea is bad. I just hope the mounting brackets on the 2ft fixture fit because my tank is like 24 1/4'' knowing how the legs mount would you say it would work?
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Yep. It's sliding so it will fit smaller than 24" and more than 24", probably by about 3 inches total. You should be fine. I don't think you'll regret them, i sure don't so far.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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yeah thats what im thinking, Im going to go with the fishneedit fixture Im sure ill be happy with it. Then when I move and upgrade to my 40gallon I will turn it into a Low tech planted FW tank for my pair of kribs that will have been in the 40 gallon tank.
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Yep. It's sliding so it will fit smaller than 24" and more than 24", probably by about 3 inches total. You should be fine. I don't think you'll regret them, i sure don't so far.
Will it support sps? Lps? Etc. I am thinking about getting one for my 90 gallon
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I don't think it would be an ideal light for a 90g due to the depth of the tank. At most it may grow some lps but nothing special in my opinion.
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I know that this light wouldnt be good enough for a hi-tech planted in a 90 gallon so I wouldnt say it would be good for corals because they require more light
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