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Old 06-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #11
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yep. the one I mentioned above. the only thing bad about it is their are no moonlights and no built in timer. lol i got spoiled with my 55g lighting fixture.
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So why did you choose 12 bulbs
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:29 PM   #13
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sorry for 20 questions here... I feel like I know nothing... :-(
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #14
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Actually, it's the largest 72" T5 fixture I could find and I wanted to be able to keep most anything I wanted. it didn't hurt that I found it on CL for $300. LOL
i actually bought the light before the tank I believe. It was too good of a deal to pass up.

My tank isn't extra deep or wide so the 12 bulb seemed perfect. I was tempted to upgrade to MH's but I didn't see a good deal on those til just recently. I like the t5's cause they are nice and universal, if a bulb goes out most any lfs will have a replacement. MH bulbs I believe most stores around me don't carry and I'd have to get it online.
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sorry for 20 questions here... I feel like I know nothing... :-(

Youre fine, I ask like a zillion questions every day, some really dumb ones sometimes. LOL
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #16
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Holy smokes thats a deal!

Wish I could find something on CL...

So If Im going to invest in something I can use for several years should I look at the 12 bulb ones?

why does there have to be so many choices.. lol
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #17
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If you keep an eye on neighboring towns you can always find something. I have my limit set at an hour one way to get stuff from CL.

I just realized you have a 60" tank. When i was researching my upgrade I found there weren't as many choices for a 5 ft'er as their was for 4 and 6 ft.

I'm gonna go take a peek and see what i come up with. Are you gonna hang them or use legs for mounting?
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well, I have a canopy, so I can go either way. Although I would like to mount to canopy roof.
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Ahh I see. Ok that means you can mount a retro kit type of lighting.

i was just looking at the TEK fixture, that one is gonna add up real fast. The bulbs aren't included, the acrylic shield is liek $50, the legs are extra too. Do you have the link for the other fixture you were looking at?
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Yeah I currently have the T12 VHO retro fit kit in there. Isn't it better to just buy a fixture tho?
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