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Old 03-06-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Coralife Aqualight or Current-USA Satellite?

If you've had any experience with either of these products, please leave a post.

I've read thru some of the threads regarding these two fixtures. Most are older though. There was also mention that Current-USA has 'updated' their ballasts, etc. I'd like to hear from anyone who owns/owned any of the Coralife fixtures or any of the Current-USA fixtures.

I've narrowed it down between the Coralife Aqualight single 24" 65watt and the Current-USA Satellite 24" single 65watt.

I've read a bad comment or two about the Current-USA fixture...bad ballasts...bad customer service, etc, but this just may have been one or two people's experience. I've read the assertion that Custom Sea Life became Current-USA. Not sure if that is just a rumor or what.
Pros: Black aluminum, straight pin base, bulbs seem to be less expensive, comes with moonlight at the same price as Aqualight
Cons: Reliability?/quality?
I certainly wouldn't make a decision based on the moonlight alone since they are relatively inexpensive and aren't necessary.

I've basically read good comments about the Coralife fixture.
Pros: good comments
Cons: bulbs are more expensive, fixture is not black, doesn't come with moonlight for the one in this price range

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...catid=11418&N= 2004+113345

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...catid=9871&N=2 004+113345

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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first off, 65w straight pin bulbs are universal...so saying Coralife 65w bulbs are more expensive is false.

I buy nearly all my bulbs from Hellolights.com when they go on sale, picking them up for $19 plus shipping.

I used to run moonlights, but got real tired of them, and one died, so I removed them. They are cool if you have nocturnal creatures.

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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first off, 65w straight pin bulbs are universal...so saying Coralife 65w bulbs are more expensive is false.
Thanks for the feedback. That is an odd statement though...and rediculous Basically, since I did the research on the prices, you are saying that I am false or incorrect...etc. I won't say it then, I'll show you. Now, of course, it depends where you buy them and how they price them...but the supplier that I usually use has them at different prices. drsfostersmith. Actually, a quick glance at just about every popular retailer online has the Coralife, Current-USA, All-Glass and other bubls priced according to the brand.

Like I said, currentusa bulbs are less expensive... Even at hellolights, the non-coralife bulbs are a few bucks less than the Coralife bulbs.

Coralife CD-14070 10,000°K 65W $27.99 CurrentUSA CD-21119 67K/10K 65W $19.99
Coralife CD-14071 50/50 65W $27.99 CurrentUSA CD-21121 Actinic 65W $19.99
Coralife CD-14072 Actinic 65W $27.99 CurrentUSA CD-21120 10K/Actinic 65W $19.99

Thanks for the feedback.
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