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Old 11-29-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Opinions on this light?

The light I have now (zoomed T5 HO) I just realized I got burned. LFS sold it at $179.99 online it's going for $58.00. Returning it tomorrow. What do you think about this light?

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
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It's expensive and a ton of light unless you are planning something pretty heavy, looks pretty sweet though. What tank is this on?
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:22 AM   #3
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It's expensive and a ton of light unless you are planning something pretty heavy, looks pretty sweet though. What tank is this on?
I was gonna use it on my African Cichlid tank

I was really mad about the whole LFS and the rip off move with that zoomed light.

It was the last one they had and I just noticed the right plastic brave is broke and it's also made for tanks with no cover unless you suspend it over the tank (which I'm not doing)

I like gadgets and this light look bad ***
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
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Thats a ton of light even for a heavily planted tank. I'd just go with a 2 bulb fixture, I'm sure you can find one with moonlights and a timer.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Thats a ton of light even for a heavily planted tank. I'd just go with a 2 bulb fixture, I'm sure you can find one with moonlights and a timer.
Ok thanks. Any ideas? I like the look of the blue light with the daylight at the same time. Just like what I had. But that's going back tomorrow.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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How about this one?

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for the blue just look for a bulb combo that has an actinic bulb in it. It really depends on your budget though there are lots of options out there. If its not a planted tank I wouldn't stress too much on bulb/fixture quality.
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Those look pretty good but I've never used them. Coralife, Glo, and a few others all have somewhat competing models, if I was shopping for lights purely for aesthetics I'd just figure out what fixture has the setup that I want and then compare prices on different brands.
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for the blue just look for a bulb combo that has an actinic bulb in it. It really depends on your budget though there are lots of options out there. If its not a planted tank I wouldn't stress too much on bulb/fixture quality.
Yeah just a few Anubias that's all.
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Thanks for your help and saving me a ton of money!
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