Originally Posted by AquaRick
Were their T5 ballasts updated in the last year? I have scorch marks on a canopy that says otherwise... the ballast never really hot which surprised me when it caught fire.
Woah! No, not that I'm aware of. The ones that are considered safe from Odyssea are the remote ballast units that come separate from the fixture. The internal ballast fixtures that have the built in timers are relatively new.
Honestly, I don't think any of their T5 fixtures are good enough for reef use outside of soft and LPS
corals. The bulbs are just to close (restrike) and they all have lousy reflectors. They work beautifully for planted tanks where having to much light from T5s is the normal problem. I still only recommend their remote (in-line) ballast models.