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Old 07-02-2011, 09:20 AM   #11
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I couldnt find the aqua nova anywhere, the link didnt work.

I have the current extreme pro so I know I like that one, individual reflectors for the bulbs and is a regular sized bulb. sometimes you see bulbs in units that arent standard.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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Thanks Carey u awesome.

Here is what I could find on aqua nova;

http://www.novaeuro.com/?a=produkty&...=6&idpodkat=49
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #13
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It looks like an ok light. But I'd still get the nova extreme. Thats just my opinion though, please do what you need to. I couldnt see if they had individual reflectors on the novaeuro or what size bulbs it takes. Some brands like zoomed and odyssea have proprietary sizes for their bulbs. meaning you just can't get standard t5 replacements from any lfs, you have to use their bulbs.
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It looks like an ok light. But I'd still get the nova extreme. Thats just my opinion though, please do what you need to. I couldnt see if they had individual reflectors on the novaeuro or what size bulbs it takes. Some brands like zoomed and odyssea have proprietary sizes for their bulbs. meaning you just can't get standard t5 replacements from any lfs, you have to use their bulbs.

@Carey---Wow, I didn't know that, am glad I returned that light fixture and bulbs.



What options for bulb colors are the ones you are looking at? I'm wanting to do the same thing. So I've read different colors do different things. Will the lights you are looking at have the various colors? Do they hold 2 or 4 bulbs?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:58 PM   #15
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Thanks Carey for your input.
Decision made..Nova extreme it is than.
you have helped me this far now help with this too.

Nova extreme has 4 bulbs.
2 white and 2 blue.

Which bulbs should I run 10k or 14k. Blue or can I run a purple, what's difference.

Do I just put it on the tank and turn it on for 8 hrs. Or should I start by turning 2 hrs a day 3-4 days..

Thanks again to everyone for their input.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #16
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it depends on what color hue you like. 10k will give you a bright white maybe even yellowish hue. I run 12k ATI bulbs (aquablue specials) for the whites and for the blues I have the ATI Blue plus. I happen to like a blue-ish hue to my tank. You could also get a KZ purple plus if you want more of a subdued purple hue. It's all just your preference really. I wouldnt go below a 10k bulb for whites thiugh, they ar more for freshwater.

if you have just fish now you can just start running your fixture as you usually do. If you have any corals I would keep them on for a few hours and slowly build back up to where you were at time wise.

If you end up getting new bulbs then you also will have to light acclimate the corals.

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Thanks Carey again... Thanks everyone. Picking up the lights on Sunday.

Any tips on testing them to make sure they work??

I'll keep u posted..
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plug them in and turn them on...lol. that is usually a pretty good indicator that you are buying a working fixture.
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Lol. How complicated...
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Yea I'd go with the Nova over Oddysea. I just recommended their fixtures if you were on a low bugdet. But they also have a fixture that is 4x39w for about half the price here http://www.aquatraders.com/36-inch-4...re-p/52304.htm
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