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Old 11-21-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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Coralife fixtures

I just bought a new coralight fixture for my 10 gal which i will be heavy planting soon. I was wondering where i could get mounting clips and if they would work on a ten gallon because the fixture is alittle to big, i bought the 20 inch fixture.
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Old 11-21-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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I just got one of these fixture for my 20g high.

It is 4 inch too long for my tank !!

I used the mounting legs on the fixture and it look decent... I hope !!

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=1843;pcid2=

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Old 11-21-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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wow the tank looks great and so does the fixture!! thanks!!
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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Re: Coralife fixtures

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I just bought a new coralight fixture for my 10 gal which i will be heavy planting soon. I was wondering where i could get mounting clips and if they would work on a ten gallon because the fixture is alittle to big, i bought the 20 inch fixture.

Those lights are garbage, take it from me return it and get some jbj lights for the same or even possibly lower price. They're 10x better and have an awesome reflector. Which fixture did you buy? The stupid 9w one that doesn't even cover the entire tank? or the newer one?
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:55 PM   #5
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the 24" (sorry not 20") 65 watt fixture, im returning hte one i have anyways becuase im getting it online cheaper.
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The legs can slide the whole length of the fixture so they should work.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:50 AM   #7
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the 24" (sorry not 20") 65 watt fixture, im returning hte one i have anyways becuase im getting it online cheaper.
if you're going online then don't buy corallife, they're the worst brand out there. There are cheaper and better kinds of lights.

http://www.jbjlighting.com/

http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...ex.asp?CartId=

http://www.aquacon.com/smallaquariumlighting.html

bottom line what you want for a compact flourscent strip, or any light for growing plants/corals is a really good relfector and coral life is absolute garbage. I swear they just take some old sheet metal and buffer it up to make it look like a reflector.
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I have a Coralife and Current USA fixutre (formerly Custom Sea Life). The Current USA fixture is a higher quality IMO. My Coralife ballast died once, and it was replaced in three days from Coralife without any hassle.
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I looked at the current USA satalite fixture, are these good beucase im on a low budget , i have about 70$ to spend. TO cdawson, i ahve no idea what fixtures to look at at the site you showed me lol. If you could point out a certain fixture i would like to see it. Thanks to you both!
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I have a coralife PC fixture for my 29 gal. I have no complaints with it yet. And I got the legs when I placed the order (www.captivereefs.com). The legs slide anywhere on the fixture that you need them too, so it should work fine.

No complaints from me. 8)
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