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Old 09-16-2005, 10:33 AM   #11
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I ordered my 48 inch strip and lights from Big Al's. The All Glass strips already have a reflector built in so you don't have to buy one seperate. When I ordered mine the guy told me that they weren't so I ordered one. Then when it came, there was one already installed. They ship it in a big box, about 52 inches in length wrapped tight with bubble wrap. None of mine were broken or even cracked. It shipped well.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:55 PM   #12
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T-5 bulbs seem to be more expensive. I'd like to get the coralife because I read everywhere that T-5s were better due to their reflectors.

But since this tank is not planned to be planted, a basic light will do. Does anyone know if the 1 bulb AGA fixture comes with the nice reflectors?

Fishyfanatic , yours is the double right? Wondering if the single has the same reflector...

That's a pretty long box. I guess if you order a bulb separately, they'd still have to package it in a similarly long box without charging you extra.
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You might look and see if your local home depot or lowes has those bulbs.
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:29 AM   #14
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I have the triple tube strip. It has a nice reflector in it. I believe that they all do. Our old strip was a single tube All Glass strip and it had the reflector in it. They didn't charge extra when we bought the strip and bulbs. It doesn't weigh much so it's cheap on their part to ship.
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