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Old 11-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #61
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Isn't this fixture (AquaticLife 72" T5 HO 8 Lamp Fixture with Lunar Lights) better than the one I was going to get (AquaticLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light Fixture w/ Lunar LEDs)

The one from Marineandreef seems to be better and cheaper, right? Sorry if this is confusing.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:54 AM   #62
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They look like the same unit but with more bulbs and cheaper. Not sure how that is possible but I think i would go with the 8 lamp one, PLUS they give you an extra set of bulbs.

Puzzling why the better fixture is cheaper....
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #63
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They look like the same unit but with more bulbs and cheaper. Not sure how that is possible but I think i would go with the 8 lamp one, PLUS they give you an extra set of bulbs.

Puzzling why the better fixture is cheaper....
I know, I think it is puzzling too, but I certainly like it! . Thanks for posting!
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #64
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What is the difference between a cpr "grated" overflow and a non "grated" one. Thanks.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #65
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Isn't this fixture (AquaticLife 72" T5 HO 8 Lamp Fixture with Lunar Lights) better than the one I was going to get (AquaticLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light Fixture w/ Lunar LEDs)

The one from Marineandreef seems to be better and cheaper, right? Sorry if this is confusing.
I was looking at those same fixtures wondering the same thing lol. Though the 8bulb I found didn't have the LED's(doesn't really matter to me), but it was also the 48" model.
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I was looking at those same fixtures wondering the same thing lol. Though the 8bulb I found didn't have the LED's(doesn't really matter to me), but it was also the 48" model.
I know, these fixtures look great! I think I will be getting the eight bulb one.
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What is the difference between a cpr "grated" overflow and a non "grated" one. Thanks.

I think they mean the teeth on the tank side. I don't have any grates or teeth on mine but I do have a plastic screen that fits in the slot so that creatures and stuff can't get into the actual overflow.
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I think they mean the teeth on the tank side. I don't have any grates or teeth on mine but I do have a plastic screen that fits in the slot so that creatures and stuff can't get into the actual overflow.
Oh ok, so it isn't a bad thing, right. Just making sure as the one I am ordering has the grates.
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I do fine with mine without the teeth on it, nothing gets by thats of any large size, it all gets caught in the screen, like flake food and floating algae that comes up from my sump or that grows in my tank. Either way and I think you'll be fine. They include the plastic screen by the way so you also will have that. AND in the back of the tank part of the overflow there are two bulkheads that move the water down to the sump, well, on mine I use the prefilter sponges that can catch any other debris if it happened to get by the screen. Some people use the sponges some dont' but I do and just change them out every few months. I get a long sponge and cut it in half and it runs me $7.
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I do fine with mine without the teeth on it, nothing gets by thats of any large size, it all gets caught in the screen, like flake food and floating algae that comes up from my sump or that grows in my tank. Either way and I think you'll be fine. They include the plastic screen by the way so you also will have that. AND in the back of the tank part of the overflow there are two bulkheads that move the water down to the sump, well, on mine I use the prefilter sponges that can catch any other debris if it happened to get by the screen. Some people use the sponges some dont' but I do and just change them out every few months. I get a long sponge and cut it in half and it runs me $7.
Awesome, thanks for the great advice!
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