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Old 01-19-2014, 11:59 PM   #11
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I replaced them with coralife ho bulbs and I'm really impressed. Incredibly bright and pretty low price... But I've heard that Giessman bulbs are great too so whatever you try you will probably be happy.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:00 AM   #12
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All you need to know is the capacitance and the voltage. The capacitance will have a uF (microfarads) next to it, so like 470 uF or something like that. I would practice your soldering technique on some old electronics, pretty much anything with some sort of circuit board will have capacitors. Once you hone your technique, mark the negative side (the grey bar that runs down the length of the capacitor is negative) on the board, and install the new one the same way.

Search youtube if you haven't already, that's how I learned how to do it.
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The component on the front right is a fuse. It may need replacing too. You can go higher on the voltage for the capacitors. Odyssey has no warranty as they are cheap knockoffs.
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you are so right Odyssey has no warranty as they are cheap knockoffs save your self a headache and buy better quality lights
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
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you are so right Odyssey has no warranty as they are cheap knockoffs save your self a headache and buy better quality lights
great lights I have had no issues at all and would buy them again and would tell my friends to buy them
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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I've used at least four of their fixtures and had zero issues with them. I really like them and if I need another t5 light I wouldnt hesitate to buy another one.
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I've had a 4 month old MH light fixture ballast burnout and a heater run wild and cook my 9 gallon nano. Both odyssey products. Your results may vary.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:35 PM   #18
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The only problem I've had with the Oddysea lights is the ballasts burning out. I have new capacitors ordered, and can fix the ballasts for about $4 dollars each.
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Update on the Oddysea lights. 2 more ballasts went out, I suspect its the capacitors again. I have new capacitors here, and purchasing a soldering iron today. Once the capacitors are replaced, l'll see how long they last. Hoping its just cheap electronics used in original boards. I'm to the point that I want to put all these lights in the trash, and start over. The old saying you get what you pay for is SO true in this instance
I'll update again once the ballasts are repaired.
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I have used several of their fixtures and bottom line they are junk. I still use them but they have been rebuilt so not so much "Odyessa' at this point. After reflectors, bulbs, ballasts, end caps, etc.. all being replaced and more importantly my time the cost of those fixtures not exactly a bargain.
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