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Old 01-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #91
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That fixture will allow you to keep whatever you want. you will want to change out the lamps down the road, but 8 x 54 watts is perfect for sps, clams, anemones, whatever. I'm assuming it's used from the lamp lineup.
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Yes, I bought it off CL and will receive it tomorrow. What lamp Line up would you suggest?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #93
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It's personal preference, but the main lamps are the ATI Blue plus. Probably 4 of those (to use as actinics), 2 ATI aquablue specials, a GE 6500k or a UVL aquasun, and a purple lamp- possibly like a Korallen Zucht fiji purple or a ATI purple plus. I might even use a UVL 75/25 instead of the purple lamp.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #94
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Ballin, I found the light on CL for $200 and brand new on Amazon for 500.

On amazon it says it has individual reflectors but the light I received from CL does not appear to have individual reflectors. It would be obvious if it did right? Either way I'm happy with this light it is extremely bright.



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It an individually contoured reflector? is it bent around the lamps? That's their idea of individual anyway- they aren't actually 8 reflectors in those fixtures. If not, i would return it. Reflectors are what make t5s so efficient. It's a big deal.
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No, it's just curved on front and back of fixture.
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