Originally Posted by coffeetwitch
good thing i was sitting down. lighting is expensive.
daisy chain? are you former military?
and thank you for taking the time to look those links up for me.
Check out Aqua traders,you will have some people say how bad the fixtures are and that they heard they catch fire and etc.But you will see posts from years ago.
I had the 36" MH
with actinic's on my 46 gallon for 4 years before I upgraded to a 75 gallon.I now have their 48 inch 250W MH
fixture on it.I just switched out the bulbs from the 15000k to the 20000k.You can see results of tank in the Members forum tanks photo forum.
I know others who use the fixtures also with no problems.
I had the Coralife 36 fixture on my 48 gallon before I went to the Odyssea one.In comparing them ,internal and external wiring and so on the only difference I could see was the Coralife sticker on the outside.
Only my opinion,but from personal experience.To me T-5 are ok,but still don't match MH
with the SPS