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Old 07-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Buying reef lights!! Help decide.

I have 30 gallon Fowlr 16" tall.
Turing to reef i guess. Want to keep anemone's and corals later. Can't spend money in it again. So want to pick right light for so i can grow whatever later.

I have narrowed down to 2 choices for lights out of options I have. I can't afford to spend too much. Both fixtures below I can get for $ 165.

Help me choose Plz.

1. Old at craigslist.

Total wattage is 156 (4 x 39 watts). Dimensions: 36"x 7.25" x 2.5". Link: http://www.bigalsonline.ca/productDe...pc_cdn_wishabi Comes with: 1 Current T5 HO 39W 10KK lamp 2 Current T5 HO 39W 460 nm Actinic lamps 1 Coralife T5 HO 39W Colormax lamp These were used for about 6 months Also comes with 2 brand new lamps (thrown in for free): 1 Coralife T5 HO 39W Colormax lamp 1 Coralife T5 HO 39W 6700K Daylight

2. New one at LFS.

Aqua Nova NHT5-900 • Simple setup, with optional use of 90 degree, adjustable feet to suit each unit • Plastic splash proof cover to avoid water from splashing on globes. • Model - NHT5-900 (4 Tube) • Unit Length - 90cm - 3foot • Watt - 4x39W • Light Tube - 2 x WHITE / 2 x BLUE Plz help me decide which is better choice. I am so confused .
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The link didn't work. Is your tank 36" wide?
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http://www.bigalsonline.ca/productDe...pc_cdn_wishabi


This should work. Yes my tank is 36"x12"x16"
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The LFS said the aqua nova light has 4 x 56 watts so 216 watts. But online says 156 watts.
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Try this for cheap t5's

fish need it;lights; food;Sponge
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Anyone feel one better than other??
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Quote:
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Try this for cheap t5's

fish need it;lights; food;Sponge
Thanks Carey,
Sorry didn't see it was a link before..
The one that comes closer is for $126 with 31 for shipping =$157 ( + tax too I guess)
The one I am getting is $165 (includes tax) So same price.


What I wanted to know was that which light is better between the 2.
Also will it be strong enough so I can grow corals and anemone's in 30 gallon tank.

Let me know ur thoughts on it. I need to go buy tomorrow.
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I would choose the one you linked, the current one. Great fixture
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Thanks Carey,
The one I linked is 2 years old used from craigslist.
Nova extreme High output t5 lighting fixture


What u feel makes the #1 (linked) better than the

2nd.
Aqua Nova NHT5-900 (new)

Same store bigals.
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