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Old 12-11-2011, 06:05 AM   #51
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Thanks! That would be great! What brand of bulbs did you go with?
Different kinds. Ati, uv, ge. I'm looking at my thread for it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #52
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So excited!! I just ordered my lights! I went with the TEK 8 T5 unit! Now to get my bulbs ordered.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #53
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...516&cmd=VIDESC

Is this light any good for my 90 gallon tank?
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I'm no expert by no means and I had to ask some other people on this site before I purchased the light I got. What are you planning on doing with your tank? Will it be a reef or fowlr? If it is a reef tank, then I would say no. Its not enough light.
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It's for a reef tank.

Do you know of any other good lights that are a little better priced than the one's posted?
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:16 AM   #56
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That is one thing I have had to learn, there are no such thing as cheep lights. The only ones I have found that are good priced are the aquatrader.com odyssea lights. I was going to get one of the metal halide systems but have read such bad and scary reviews abt them to the point I am scared to purchase one. The TEK 8 T5 unit I purchased is abt the best price one I have found if you want just T5's. Also, the T5 units are better on energy consumption than metal halide systems.
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Great, thanks for the info. Anyone have some lights they want to donate?
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:56 AM   #58
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What about this light? Is this one good enough for my 90 reef build?

New 2012 model

Odyssea

QUAD 48"

T5 High Output Light 216 watts

Approx Fixture Size: 47.5"L x 7.5"W x 2.15"H

Output:

T5 HO 54W x4.
Standard T5 HO configuration
Dual Lunar module x4. ( 2 LEDs in each module)
Feature:

CE Certified.
Individual power cords & power switches for T5HO bulbs, and LEDs.
HQ light reflecter.
Non-corrosive coated compact housing
Free Bulbs in each unit: 2x 54W T5HO 10000K daylight bulbs, 2x 54W T5HO True Actinic bulbs, 4x Dual lunar LEDs .
We carry the parts for all T5 HO fixtures in our auctions:

Electronic Ballast
Heat resistant bands
and more...
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #59
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What about this light? Is this one good enough for my 90 reef build?

New 2012 model

Odyssea

QUAD 48"

T5 High Output Light 216 watts

Approx Fixture Size: 47.5"L x 7.5"W x 2.15"H

Output:

T5 HO 54W x4.
Standard T5 HO configuration
Dual Lunar module x4. ( 2 LEDs in each module)
Feature:

CE Certified.
Individual power cords & power switches for T5HO bulbs, and LEDs.
HQ light reflecter.
Non-corrosive coated compact housing
Free Bulbs in each unit: 2x 54W T5HO 10000K daylight bulbs, 2x 54W T5HO True Actinic bulbs, 4x Dual lunar LEDs .
We carry the parts for all T5 HO fixtures in our auctions:

Electronic Ballast
Heat resistant bands
and more...
if you want to get a low cost light I would tell you to get a fishneedit light they have individual reflectors on each bulb so that you get more light then with the odessy. or spend the extra cash for a Coralife 4 bulb fixture with LEDS I like it very much on my tank.
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I agree, the odyssea is ok, I have had the fixtures but I also have a fishneedit fixture and it is a bunch better.

Unfortunately I think you will have trouble with the depth of your tank and either light. I have a 90g but I'm going fish only with it so a 4 bulb t5 is good for me.

have you checked craigslist for maybe a used 6 bulb t5 setup or maybe a metal halide fixture? I think the halides will give you better depth penetration if you were wanting to keep a wide selection of corals.
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