Originally Posted by mr_X
they use multiple power cords because people who buy these fixtures want that- not because it's safer.
it's not the lack of cords, it's the lack of quality control. i wouldn't buy anything that's not UL listed.
the reports of melted wires and such are not that old.
The last reports I am able to find on these fixtures catching fire are in 2006.
They revised the fixture in 2008, again in 2010. I have their newest version.
I'm not overly worried about it catching fire; I have been monitoring them and with the built in fan, they don't get overly hot. Seem to be rock solid so far.
That said, I don't expect to be able to promote "any coral I want" but I should be able to run some soft corals which is what I'm looking for especially since I have enough live rock built up the top of the piled live rock is 12" below the surface.
At any rate, is it too early for me to add a soft coral of some type? I like the hammer corals and ones that look like anemones, nice flowing corals, not necessarily anemones.
Your guidance has gotten me this far, so I'm all ears to any tips.
Thanks as always.