Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-09-2003, 08:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Great deals on lighting...

Well, after much sweating trying to decide what lighting to get, where to get it, and in what form to get it... (This was the most agonizing part of setting up my reef tank)

I found a great person to deal with. www.petsupplyliquidator.com

I e-mailed him and asked for an item he did not have listed, and they put together a retrofit kit for me that was very affordable.

60 inch X 10 inch 4 X 96 watt retro

2-10k

2-actinic

2- ballasts

total was only 244.99 and that included the shipping.

Now I just hope its enough. I don't intend on putting any really light demanding species but if that changes, I can always toss in a couple MH fixtures I guess.

Just wanted to share this with any of you that may be experiencing "ELA" (extreme lighting anxiety)
__________________

__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Have you received the fixture yet?

I have been hearing some horror stories lately about the company you linked.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
No, I have not received it yet... Boy I hope I dont have problems with this guy, I paid him saturday and today he emailed me the tracking # for the item so hopefully he will send it. Would you be so kind as to share some of the horror story's or atleast give me a general idea of the complaints?
Thanks
Zero
__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...threadid=35365

http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...threadid=37220

http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...threadid=35366

FWIW, up until very recently...PSL has had an excellent reputation, but from what I undersatand, they lost the staff member that made them what they were.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 11:21 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
http://www.ahsupply.com/96watt.htm

More money, but these folks have good stuff. Might want to check into it before you buy.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2003, 11:34 PM   #6
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 1,783
PSL changed owners and i guess the new owners have been slipping a little lately. Keep us posted.
__________________
captivereefs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2003, 02:47 AM   #7
cj10488
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
It seems as though something happened within the last week or so over there as something changed... I had problems with them never answering emails and such but they finally answered one of them... I havent had a problem with the lights it was just the customer service I had a problem with.. But that seemed to have gotten fixed within the last month.. Hope everything works out great..

James
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2003, 05:37 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Well, Now I am scared... I hope I just didnt throw away a couple hundred bucks... But sacramento is only a couple hours away, so if he does do me wrong, He will find one PO'ed 6'+ bald, tattooed freak beating on his door
Sometimes it pays to look scary

Zero
__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 03:21 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Ok, Here is an update. Everyone needs a good laugh and this should help.

Weds. I received my order, Or shall I say Part of my order. I received two flat pieces of sheet steel reflector 30"(about) in length and 10 inches long and Two 10K PC bulbs... Thats it... No Ballasts, No wiring, No Actinics. I was able to locate a phone # (actually printed on the UPS shipping label ) and called them. The guy that answered the phone was very apologetic and promised to take care of it.

Friday afternoon. I receive another package. Quick turnaround I think to myself, alright! I can get my unit put together this weekend! Inside the box is a huge heatsink containing two ballasts (Actually pretty well put together) with the connectors and three 10K bulbs... Still not actinics! Heheh. Well, at this point I am just like WTF! It even has written on the outside of the box on the shipping label "Two ACT bulbs"....

I call the phone # again, Get the same guy, and explain what I received today. He apologized and promises to send out the actinic bulbs today and to just go ahead and keep the extra 3 10K bulbs....

Well, now I have the reflector, the ballast and cables, and 5 10K 96W bulbs for around $244.00. I guess that even if I dont get the actinics at this point I made out ok, as dont these 10K 96Watt PC bulbs cost around 50 bucks? Well, what are you gonna do I guess.

Its been a pain in the butt, but I will give this guy credit for at least trying to take care of the problem. I will let you know how things progress... Maybe the ballasts wont work Im gonna try and set everything up when I wake up tomorrow and see what happens.

Zero
__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2003, 03:49 AM   #10
cj10488
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Well my experience was about the same with them.. I ended up with about 6 extra bulbs for no cost.. It was kind of nice but they were able to Finally get me the Actinic bulbs..

James
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Middle TN Group Buy (great deals on fish) fishfreek Archive 0 10-22-2006 09:14 PM
Great deals on Ebay... Lonewolfblue Aquaria Off-Topic 12 10-07-2006 10:19 AM
Great Deals Toirtis New Acquisitions 0 10-22-2005 04:14 AM
Great deals on lighting at...................... Aquaboy General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 03-07-2005 10:14 PM
lighting deals iwantareef16 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-31-2005 12:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.