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Old 12-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Fishneedit.com Vs. Odyssea

I was just about to buy the Fishneedit.com 30" quad t5ho light fixture untill i came accross a Odyssea t5ho fixture. They both use 24" bulbs rated 24watts each BUT the odyssea comes with 2 moodlight LED's which are pretty cool IMO.

any1 delt with odyssea products?? good?? bad?? thoughts....
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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I have both fixtures and would choose the fishneedit over odyssea any day. Even without the moonlights lol
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why do you say that carey?? better quality build?? better reflectors??

one thing i did notice is that the odyssea sits pretty much right on the water as opposed to the fishneedit sits 2-4inches higher (which would light up the tank better?? )
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The quality is better, the materials much better, better reflectors too. It also has a nicer look to it and it is adjustable on your tank. the odyssea isn't and it's kinda hollow feeling while the needit one is somewhat sturdy.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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fishneedit have 6 ft lighting?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #6
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dont think so, I think 48 is the max
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That sucks... lol
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You can get two 3' fixtures though... which is essentially what a 6' fixture is.


I don't have much experience with fixtures other than FNI and Current. The price difference is substantial, and I actually favor FNI. The remote ballasts, sleek aluminum look, and hanging option (for 4x unit) makes them a better buy IMO.
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hey carey,

their site list that the 30inch fixture users 4x24watt bulbs (which is the same as the 24inch fixture) ....so essentialy im losing out on 6 inchers of lighting in my tank.

If i get the 36inch fixture, i could adjust the legs to fit my 30inch tank??
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You can slide out the metal arms but not go smaller. :-(
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