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Old 04-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Aquarium light?

Alright my friend is wanting to get a light for aquarium and we looked on ebay. And seen some for pretty good prices. So my question is has anyone bought a light from best choice products? and if so how was it? its not a big name brand but will it still work? it pretty much says everything that all the other aquariums lights say.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Do you have the link for this item ?
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I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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All of the Cheap Chinese fixtures seem about the same, and I am really impressed with mine, I looked at ebay, I use ebay frequently but ended up going with aquatraders.com just because the ebay sellers didnt have the item I wanted in stock.
I would say get the fixture. The worst that can happen with these is the ballast goes bad, and for $30 you can replace the ballast with a high end one and have a light just as good as a $500 fixture.
I would look at the seller with the best return policy and highest feedback just incase, even if that means spending a little more.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Are the lights in question the led panels? Or t5's?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Sorry been at work t5 ho 2 day bulbs and 2 blue and leds. He likes the odysea or something on the lines. He has a 75 gal.and thanks for the comments Idk much about lighting trying to figure what everything means.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/T5-Quad-48-T...item19cff84f6f
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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I believe the 4 bulb t5ho fixture I have is a "best choice" brand product and it has served me well for a year. No issues.

I'll double check though..

EDIT| Yes, it was a best choice product. The description is this: 'NEW 48” 216W T5 AQUARIUM LIGHT FIXTURE REEF FISH TANK'. The legs went on the tank a bit screwy (screwed onto the inside of the tank with a nylon screw) but I didn't care because I housed it in a canopy. Also this one can get warm but I just cooled it off with a fan.

Anyways.. I took a chance on it and it turned out to be good. I don't know about others' experience with best choice products.
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I have never really heard anything that great from those fixtures... many posts about they are better for freshwater than salt...couldn't speak on that part. What I can speak on is that in the long run, the chinese LED fixtures are the better route imo.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Ok thanks ill let him know what you all said..
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