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Old 02-10-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Odyssea t5 lights

Has anyone ever used the quad bulb t5ho lights odyssea makes and if so are they cheap or worth the money or.should I just stick with a better brand
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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For the money they are a good deal. I've had two sets of them and can't complain. I would check out fish need it;lights; food;Sponge better quality and about the same price.
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Do the ballast still hum I have heard alot of reviews that say they make noise?
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #4
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I never heard anything from mine.
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I just got my first one last week. Its the 20". No noise so far. It was a little better than I expected for the price.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #6
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They arent bad lights for the money. Little flimsy but they get the job done. It's a must though to change the bulbs. The stock bulbs are awful. lol
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For the money they are a good deal. I've had two sets of them and can't complain. I would check out fish need it;lights; food;Sponge better quality and about the same price.
How are the bulbs in these fixtures?
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #8
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Both odyssea and fish needit bulbs are pretty much cheap.
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I have the Odyssea quad T5 with LED moonlights. I love it as I can control each pair of the T5's independently as well as the LEDs.

Mine has worked fine for well over six months. The lights are bright and with independent controls you can run the leds, one pair of T5's, or both pairs. I use cheap Walmart timers so I can simulate a day cycle. I turn on the LED's for a while, turn them off and one pair of T5's on, the other T5's on, then the first pair off, then the second pair off with the LEDs back on and finally all lights off.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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Are they the same quality as like a corallife?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #11
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Getting ready to order which one do you guys think is best for money? its only going on a 55 cichlid tank fish only




Aqualight with 10,000k & Actinic Fluorescent T5 Lamps - 28W - 48 in.






Odyssea T5 Aquarium Lighting
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Are you interested in just lighting up the tank to see the fish or are you looking forward toward getting plants in the future? One fixture is meant more for saltwater with the Actinic bulb and the other is better for a planted tank. also the odyssea fixture is twice the light (being t5HO) output than the aqualight (just t5) what is it you ultimately want to do with the tank?
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Just light the fish up I really like the actinic light really brings out the blues and colors of the fish but I also don't want to be scraping algae either and no never no plants
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There's your answer then. Why pay for unnecessary light? 28watts of light is plenty to light up the tank and see the fish and less electric to run than the other one which means cheaper to run. Less light also means less food for algae growth and you like the blue color so win, win, win for the aqualight.
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Yea I went ahead and ordered thanks for your help
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Glad i could help. Keep on fishin
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