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Old 07-27-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i need some help and input over the next few days. Im trying to find the best prices and best quality lighting for me, so if anyone could help me or just throw in some feedback or suggestions on these things, then it would help me and i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

Ok, check out this selection. Would this be good enough to support many different types of corals? Even the hard ones like frogspawn and hammers?

48" Power Compact PC Reef Aquarium Light 260W 4x 65W - eBay (item 300333448696 end time Aug-02-09 17:23:21 PDT)
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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PC are not appropriate for corals. It would be better to go with T5HO or MH
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Alrighty then. Thanks.

Well what about something like this then?

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Now that I look at it, I bought my light from the same seller. Except I got the T5HO 4x54 with 4 bluemoon leds and two cooling fans for the same price
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lol, thats pretty ironic. What do you think of the fixture in the post above you?
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Dang, thats a good deal! It is hard to tell if it has individual reflectors or not (that is best), but with good bulbs, you should be golden!
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this is the fixture you will be getting. i wouldnt buy it on ebay. way overpriced.
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I would stay away from Odyssea altogether as I haven't heard anything about their products. Everything they make is a hit or miss. That fixture may work or it could just be a $100 piece of junk. Better off saving up for a Nova Extreme or another trusted fixture IMO.
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I would stay away from Odyssea altogether as I have never heard anything good about their products.
they are cheap. hey now you heard a good thing about them lol

oh wait i think thats a bad thing.
all those "cheap" light fixtures being sold on ebay are the same cheap import light fixture just may not have the same label on it. i have had one and ran it for about a year and had no problems with it except i bought a t6ho fixture thinking it was t5ho and couldnt find any replacement bulbs for it. so i recently refitted it with t5ho ballasts and bulbs. i do believe they are better fixtures than they used to be but still you get what you pay for.
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Alright thanks for the info guys. I just dont know if i'll have the money for something like the nova pro, but still, ill try and save up for it or something.
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