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Old 11-20-2011, 08:36 AM   #31
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I think the two fixtures would be comparable. I would prefer the T5 one myself. less energy, lower heat, no external ballasts to trip over. LOL

You could probably switch the pc lights to t5's but it would be a DIY job and you'd spend a bunch on the t5's. Not worth it in my opinion,
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:40 AM   #32
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I think the two fixtures would be comparable. I would prefer the T5 one myself. less energy, lower heat, no external ballasts to trip over. LOL

You could probably switch the pc lights to t5's but it would be a DIY job and you'd spend a bunch on the t5's. Not worth it in my opinion,
Alright, thanks! I think I will just go with the T5 one I was planning on. The price just caught my eye on this particular fixture, lol.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:44 AM   #33
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Yeah, I know how that it. lol But the aquaticlife would be a better fixture in my opinion. Better track record, built in timer...If i could have afforded it for my 20g I would have for sure gotten them.

Are you checking CL for a light? Thats where I got my $700 fixture for $300. Too bad youre not in Florida, theres a guy selling a 3 X 250 MH for $350. :-(
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:55 AM   #34
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Yeah, I know how that it. lol But the aquaticlife would be a better fixture in my opinion. Better track record, built in timer...If i could have afforded it for my 20g I would have for sure gotten them.

Are you checking CL for a light? Thats where I got my $700 fixture for $300. Too bad youre not in Florida, theres a guy selling a 3 X 250 MH for $350. :-(
Yep, sounds like the aquaticlife would be better.

That sounds like a great deal! I checked CL twice, but I will start checking more frequently, and see if I can't find myself a deal.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #35
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If you don't have it already get the alert app. It will beep or vibrate everytime something comes up new with your parameters.

I search the following through my app:

aquarium
fish
rimless
live rock
base rock
nano
biocube
fish light
skimmer
sump
t5
metal halide

With those search parameters everything comes up that i could possibly be interested in.
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I don't, is it one of these?
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Its one with the purple peace sign. I think its the first one on the right side.
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Its one with the purple peace sign. I think its the first one on the right side.
Ok thanks!
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Yeah it's a great app!!! It's how I got my biocube
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Yeah it's a great app!!! It's how I got my biocube
Cool, it sounds like it works well. It takes the stress out of searching through all of those pages on Craigslist!
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