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Old 08-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #21
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Back 11 yrs ago it cost about 180 dollars. I would say now it might be about 250 dollars which is still good compared to a 6 ft lighting fixture. It`s very safe and well grounded.
Just curious, how did you ground it? Gfi/gfci outlet?
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #22
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Those two look dangerously close to odyssea. Not a good brand as they are just cheap and not very good quality. Never heard anything good about them either.

Best to stay with a trusted name like Current USA or Coralife. As Mike and TC suggested, retrofits are the way to go if cost is an issue.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #23
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Just a word of caution
I wouldnt buy odyssea MH. They have had a history of fires. Rumored to be repaired but who knows. I use their T5HOs and I had to mod it to be safe.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:56 PM   #24
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What about this one?


36" 250w Metal Halide 2 54w T5-HO 132 LED Actinic Light - eBay (item 300311084384 end time Sep-24-09 14:22:27 PDT)


I still dont know what retrofit means is that just DIY??
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:58 PM   #25
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250w is over kill on a tank that is 20" deep IMO. Try 150w. Don't even look at the fixture if it doesn't include a the brand's name.
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:06 AM   #26
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36” SunPod 2x150W HQI Fixture by Current USA* - AquaCave
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ahhhhh to much $$$ I dont want to spend over 300
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well crap. I guess I will just have to save money. I really would rather have a closed better looking one than one that looks like I made it in the garage haha.
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I redid the post above. That is basically what Mike (melosu58.) has and should be good. You could get 2 if needed. You can just build a canopy for the tank or just buy one. Building a canopy isn't all that hard if you have the plans.
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