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Old 07-04-2011, 05:51 PM   #11
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Nice set up how much wad the lighting fixture
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:57 PM   #12
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It was $130 but there are better deals. You should get an odyssea t5ho or metal halide light fixture. They're not much more and are REALLY nice.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #13
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I'll have to look them up what size tank is that
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:09 PM   #14
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I would stay away from the odyssea metal halides. I've used the t5's and they work well. There are many mixed reviews of the MH's though. They are also not CL certified. :-(

Yep, how big is the tank? I'm sure theres something out there for you
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120g 42-24-24
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #16
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Your tank is only 42 inches in length? Thats gonna be interesting to find something for lol.
You also will need a strong light fixture to penetrate the 24" depth. What are your plans for corals and the such?
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Well right now I have about 115 lbs of lr and I'm trying to ride that out for a while and maybe a few corals along the lines u have to have it set up for a while right? I only had it for a few months. Can I see your tank and what would u suggest for 42-24
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I picked up a oddysea m/h-t5 good deal im more worried about the cheat t5 ballast then the m/h i would go for it
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Do you have a link to that light fixture?
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:06 PM   #20
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If he has a 42" tank the 48" MH will not fit from odyssea. If he got a 36" it might not be enough AND it could melt one of the support beams, if he has one.

In total honesty, I would avoid these fixtures if you can, I know the price is super cheap but you really do get what you pay for. The 2 T5 odyssea fixtures I have/had were very reliable but also very cheap. The newer T5 setups are pretty tinny and cheaply made.

Have you checked into a pendant system maybe? You could hang 2 MH fixtures?
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