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Old 07-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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I am just starting to set up my 46 gal. bowfront and was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or used lights found at fishneedit.com? Are they a good reef lighting system or just cheap? anyone? anyone? Bueller? Bueller? If anyone knows anything about these lights I would love to be educated. Thanks
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA!

Honestly, those prices seem a bit high to me for an unknown. Check out www.bulkreefsupply.com and compare.
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Well, I just looked at their website and I must say that they seem to be okay. I didn't see any name brand ballast, but the T-5 with moonlights had Three switches with three power cords and that's more power cords then I got with my unit. I had to wire in two cords so I could have complete control. Take it for what it is. You even had a choice of bulbs. Not bad...
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Thanks for the response. I looked at bulkreefsupply and for a 36" T5 HO 4 bulb fixture it seems pretty spendy compared to a current nova extreme. I'll have to keep on shopping.
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i have a fishneedit light. had it for a long time now and it still works good. It isn't the best light in the world but on a 30 Gallon, i have a 36" T5 4x39w fixture, like 2 years old now. Doesn't have individual reflectors, just one parabolic reflector. that is the downfall of it. eveyrhting else is fine with that fixture.

In my new setup though I am using halides. In the long run the t5 from there wasn't enough for my desires. fixture is still running and keeping anemones that split. soo... it works

hope that helps
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Another note: UVL offers light bulbs with internal reflectors, so that might be an option when you have to replace bulbs.
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