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Old 05-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #11
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that would work too.. And you could probably put the daylights and actinics on seperate timers.. To try and replicate sun light
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:35 AM   #12
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Sorry for all of the posts
and thanks muchly for your help!

NEW 48

This is cheap compared to what I've been looking at and appears to be the same bulbs.
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The only thing is that you wouldn't get the same intensidy even though its same wattage
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:43 AM   #14
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What do you think about the link posted above? The numbers are the same so I assume they are the same thing but I cannot be sure because I don't know much.
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Wow that is really cheap. Down side is if you don't like what you get you can't return it :P
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #16
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Heya Scott. That's a pretty cheap light in that link. Looks awesome but I have never heard of the brand before.

I would def suggest at least a 4 bulb T5 fixture. If you can get individual reflectors for each bulb all the better. I have a setup like that and I am keeping every coral including some sps.

Fishneedit.com has some cheap fixtures too, no moonlights though lol. Keep in mind you might have to replace crappy ebay bulbs with good ones if you go the cheap route. I spent $90 on my ATI bulbs, but they are worth every penny.
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Look here, very legit fixtures for great prices: T5-HO Light

4ft 4-bulb is $150, go for 2 white 2 blue and either 10K or 14K for the white color
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The only thing is that you wouldn't get the same intensidy even though its same wattage
I meant If you kept the compact florescents and add another 2 bulb fixture. Better off with t5
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sweet link
I'm attracted to the ebay one because of the led moonlights
but i will go for quality when i get ready to buy
with you guys recommending the fishneedit.com ones i'll be hardpressed to buy anything else

i now know a little bit about lighting
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sweet, got a 4 HO t5 fixture on the way!
2 12000k whites, 2 actinic

can't wait to hook it up even though I don't need it yet!
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