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Old 09-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Inexpensive lighting??

I saw a couple links posted for some cheap (ish) lights but can't find the threads. Any help here? Looking for a new 48" T5 HO for my 75 gallon. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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FishNeedIt has cheap but nice T5 fixtures. Hard to beat. AquaNova is another brand worth looking at.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Any of those have the actinics and daylights on different power lines? I want to be able to phase with timers... I'll have to check it out thanks! Anyone else know of any places to check out??
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I have a 36" version of the lights ordered from 24"/30"/36"/48" INCH HO QUAD/6PC T5 AQUARIUM SALT FRESH WATER LIGHTS FIXTURE | eBay , I don't have them yet, they will show up tomorrow. Be nice to see any experts opinion on it, the price seems so much lower than similar lights and seem to have all the good features so there may be something I'm missing.
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Thanks algae and seaweed lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/150908678419?redirect=mobile

What about sometjing like this?
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Any reason you need T5HO? I use a $8 fixture over my 75g. Dual 40w (I think) T8 bulbs. Picked it up from Lowes or Homedepot.

Edit: Here's what I got, I think they went up a bit in price but they are 40w T12's.

Shop Utilitech 48" Utility Fluorescent Lighting at Lowes.com

Don't let the reviews fool you either, they all complain about ballasts failing after years, which they all do. Costs you $2 for a new ballast. I have about 5 of these in my house, 3 in garage, 1 over tank and 1 over laundry area. Only 1 out of 5 were a bit noisy so I put that one in the garage.

The nice thing is they come with hooks and chain so you can hang them.
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Yes because it's a salt water tank and I intend to do corals..
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Yes because it's a salt water tank and I intend to do corals..
As you were then.
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