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Old 04-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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CustomSeaLife light ?

Does any one have any experience with this light. It is on sale at Big Al's and their website doesn't provide much info on it...

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...tegory_id=2285
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Old 04-28-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention that it is for a 75 gal that I am setting up. fowlr eventually to be reef.
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Dod you know that the company made the light went out of business, unless I heard it other wise, that why it is onsale and labled as discontinued product! And as of performance of the light, don't know since never use it
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They did indeed go out of business, or were bought out. The new company is making the same exact lights only labeled Orbit. I have one and think they work just fine
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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Custom Sea Life is (was) an excellent manufacturer. If you note, Big Al's is also honoring the original warranty. On a 75 gal tank I wouldn't suggest the 2x65w though even at that price. 4x96w Pc or even a MH/PC combo would work better for an eventual reef tank.

Current USA is the company that bought out Custom Sea Life. You might also want to check with Darin at >>Captivereefs.com<< . I'm not sure if Loganj has any at >>Captiveraisedcorals<<but you might check there as well.

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I currently have 2 NO two-tube 48" strip lights. One of them has actinic's in it. The tank hasn't been set up yet. Would the 2x65 PC supplemented with MH in the future be a bad idea? (supplemented with strip light for now) ...Or should I just wait and get 4x96 PC or 2x96 w/ MH in the future?
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I have a 72" CSL PC Moon-light setup that I bought about 2 weeks ago. It was the last one in the shop and I know they went out of business b/c the owner sold his property for a Walmart or Target. There is a company called Current USA that was started by one of the partners. I would not hesitate to buy one of these units.
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I currently have 2 NO two-tube 48" strip lights. One of them has actinic's in it. The tank hasn't been set up yet. Would the 2x65 PC supplemented with MH in the future be a bad idea? (supplemented with strip light for now) ...Or should I just wait and get 4x96 PC or 2x96 w/ MH in the future?
On a 75 gal tank, I would go for the "eventual" 2x96w with MH combo. The 65w bulbs will not be long enough for a 75 gal and won't give you decent amount of coverage or penetration. If that's the route you choose, I would suggest a retrofit PC set up instead of a complete hood. That way you are not spending the money on a hood you won't use very long. The MH can then be incorporated later on with an additional retofit.

A DIY hood can be built from the start with the end goal in mind and still use the 96w PC and the NO tubes..

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Thanks for calming me down steve. That price was so d*** attractive! I'll look into the retrofit sets. I should have been thinking about building the hood from the start. My woodworking skills aren't half bad.
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