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Old 04-21-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Lighting fixture for a 125g- should I buy?

Found this on ebay and it has no reserve! it seems to have exactly what I need as far as I know. The MH setup I was looking at yesterday won't mount on my tank so I'm still looking.

So what do you think? I wanna grow anything I want so is it enough?

72" Aquactinics constellation reef T5 light fixture - eBay (item 190524785474 end time Apr-26-11 09:38:56 PDT)

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thats a pretty nice lighting setup there
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thats exactly what I was thinking. i think i can get it at a good price too I bet. Just wanna make sure its gonna be what I need. i don't even have the tank yet. LOL
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Any else got an opinion before i start bidding? LOL
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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Says that the seller ended the auction because the item is no longer available. $600 seems awfully high for a used fixture. Also, I would be extremely wary of sending $680 to a seller with 4/4 feedback... just sayin'.

*edit* Apparently the light has been relisted with a starting price of $500 and a BIN of $650. I can't imagine that you would need 14x39W bulbs over your tank... how large is the tank?
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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Oh wow the bidding must have gone up. It was $20 last time I checked this morning. i figured more light the better. It would be going over a 125g reef.
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Wow, I seriously didn't see that in the title until now. One of those days I guess. :p

Have you thought about just going with MH? I can't imagine that it would cost a whole lot more to run 3 MH and supplemental actinics vs. 14 T5 HO. Also, the cost of MH replacement bulbs is awful, but wow... 14 T5 HO bulbs... that's a scary thought!

*edit* Do you have a local aquarium club? FL is one of the cheapest areas in the country as far as fish and equipment... maybe you could find a better deal from a club member, minus the $80 shipping. LOL
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Yeah, i need to look more locally I guess to get a really good deal. Thanks for the response, i appreciate the input.
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