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Old 04-14-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Has anybody heard anything good/bad about the 48" jebo/odyssea 260w power compacts that are on ebay? I have a 55gal fowlr and I am going to start getting some basic (low light) corals. Would these be good enough? Thanks alot Matt
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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A subject that I struggled with for months. I know several people that have them and they seem fine and the price is as attractive as anything out there. I even talked to a dealer at a LFS and he admitted they are so so. Some of his customers had good luck and others had problems with their ballasts. They have redesigned and improved their lights for 2006. If you buy a fixture make sure you get the new design.
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Thanks I bought them already and it says it is the new 2006 model but we will see I quess.
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i have two friends that have them and love them. Good luck
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ReNNie please let us know how they work out for you...
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Will Do tjara03. Also another question that would help me out. I am looking for a cheap skimmer . I am considering a redsea prizm or a seaclone. What would be a better or more recomended
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Good luck with them. I purchased 4 of the T5 fixtures from them. Absolute garbage.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:42 PM   #8
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I followed Brendens advice (phone conversation and a dozen pm's) and avoided the Odysea lights. I have on on order some excellent T5's and 2 MH's (retro, for a wooden hood). It wasn't cheap but I'm satisfied I got good quality stuff. They should arrive April 18th, I'll let everybody know how it turns out.
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Glad you finely made the decision/purchase Tex Time to get that tank stocked.
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i have the 30" 130 watt one, and the only thing that scares me every now and then is sometimes the fan sounds funny, and sometimes one of the bulbs dont turn on, but when i turn it off and back on again it goes back to normal
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