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Old 12-08-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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Aquatraders-Worth it?

Is this a good deal????? JEBO 48" COMPACT FLUORESCENT 220W $99.00 $59.99

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220 watts total output.
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FREE! 2 x 55 watt Daylight bulb 10,000K.
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FREE! 2 x 55 watt True Actinic.
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Non-corrosive Powder coated aluminum housing.
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Acrylic anti-splash guard.
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Dual on/off switches.
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Built in reflector for more efficient light output.
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Quality tested electronic ballast.
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For freshwater or saltwater.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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Pretty much everyone will tell you Jebo makes the lowest quality PC lights on the market. That is not in dispute at all. $60 will get you 2 PC bulbs from other manufacturers, that is about it. The Jebos still might be good enough if you are willing to take the risk. Think of it like buying a really cheap car. They are awesome when they run right, but if you have a problem with that $1500 Daewoo, you will wish you bought something else.

Along the same lines, my first car was a $500 POS, I bought it because that was all I had the money for. Everyone told me not to buy it. I put about 40,000 miles on the car over three years and never had trouble with it. Best $500 I ever spent. A $500 car worked out for me, but not for anyone else I know...

For $60, why not try it out and tell us all how it works out for you?
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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That is an excellent deal. I have a jebo 110 and it is great.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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you might want to read this thread if you haven't already
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...ht=aquatraders
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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Here is something else, Aquatraders has gone through three business names already:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...ht=aquatraders
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*15H marine*
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:09 PM   #6
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Some reviews, looks good if you replace the actinic bulbs with real actinics:

http://reefcentral.com/modules.php?s...wcontent&id=43
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*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:29 PM   #7
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Still waiting for my Odyssea light to show up from Aquatraders.... Ill let you know how it is when I get it...
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I ordered it today. Higher risk = Higher reward (or loss) Will let everyone know how it is.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:03 PM   #9
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Got mine on the 13th and fired that baby up. It ran the next day all day but shut itself off around 8pm??? the light was very hot.....
The next morning it fired back up and has been fine after that. I have left a door open on my stand to get more air flow under there. i will be looking for a cheap small fan. The light is on my 15 gal fuge, run it from 7-930pm..
the light is made very well and it looks nice..... I hope it last a while.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:52 PM   #10
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Seaham, was it hot enought hat I would need a chiller? TIA
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