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Old 06-11-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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greetings ... I'm a freshwater kinda guy, but I figured you salties would have more dealings with a place named "Reefgeek.com" since they seem to cater more toward salt systems

anyway, I was browsing their site, and came up with a 'kit' of parts that will give me a diy'd 2x 96 watt PC system for under $100!

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2x 6700k hamilton tech 96 watters .. $19.95 ea $40
1x Fulham workhorse 7 (220 watts) .. $35.95 ea $36
4x PC Bulb clips .. $1.95 ea $8
2x 4 pin square sockets .. $5.96 ea $12

With shipping it comes to $102.50

so, my question is; is reefgeek.com using too many reefers (sorry, bad joke), or are they legit ... how have your past experiences been?


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well the price on the bulbs seems awful low. I usually see 96W power compact bulbs for $29-40/each. Ah after looking at their site I see the 6700K bulbs are the cheapest of the kevlin ratings.

Over at www.ahsupply.com they a simular kit that includes everything except bulbs for 2 x 96 watt Bright Kit $114.99

I cant comment on the quality of reefgeek.com as I have not used them. The photo they have of the workhorse 7 is simular in apperance to the ballast that comes with the ahsupply kit except the ahsupply kit has 110W ballasts vs 220W ballasts. Of course apperance in a photo does not exactly mean they are the same ballasts either.

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i have heard very good things about them they were reccommended to me but no personal experience here is a link to the web page of one of the people that has ordered from them his tank is worth the look anyway http://dougc3.home.mindspring.com/Reefpage/Index.htm
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I too have heard good things, but no personal experience.
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Man I paid 60 bucks a piece for the 6700 hamilton bulbs here in town...$19.95, I may stock up... That is an excellent price...I don't think you will find or beat that anywhere on the web..
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I placed my order shortly after posting (sorry, I'm impatient)

I spoke with Greg, and he was very helpfull ... he told me they are over-stocked on the 96w 67k, and that is why the price is reduced ... he also said that the bulb I receive might be a Custom SeaLife instead of Hamilton, depending on how many they had

the ahsupply ballast is probably a rebranded Fulham "Longhorse", which is the same as the workhorse, except supports long bulb leads, seeing as how they remote mount their ballast with injection molded water resistant end-caps for the lights ... as for the watts, I don't know how hard ahsupply pushes their bulbs ... at 110 watts a piece, i'll be overdriving mine slightly, but I doubt it will cause any problems.
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Old 06-18-2003, 02:23 AM   #7
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I purchased a retro kit from reefgeek , it was a 2x32Watt kit . After checking different sites , reefgeek had the cheepest price, plus free shipping on $50 and above orders. I got the kit pretty fast since they are local. I was satisfied .

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