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Old 12-27-2010, 11:12 PM   #11
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Rebel. Good luck with your purchase. Plan on replacing the free bulbs asap.
That brand has a terrible reputation and I could never recommend it to anyone. Sorry, but I've had prior experience with them. It was not pleasant.
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Well I understand that too. Everything I have read about each piece of aquarium equipment, is either good or bad. My guess it's a crap shoot. For every 2 to 5 people that like one thing there are 6 more that have a problem with it. From canister filters to heaters, to lights. I have read bad reviews on what to use as substrate. I have read them from Consumer Report, to these forums. So I guess we live and learn. But thanks for your input, I appreciate it as well. So I think it is like buying a new car, if you know what I mean.
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good luck with the odessey fixture. quite a few bad reviews about them online.
i hope you guys are planning on low to medium light corals. 4 bulbs is going to limit you.
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All of my aquariums in the past have had a singe 40 watt fluorescent bulb, 4 bulbs with a 216 watt rating...I will need sunglasses.
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i recently bought a sundial t5 ho light with built in timers and moon lights, works great.
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I just ordered a T5, 4 bulb light fixture by Odessey, free light bulbs total 216 watts, from Aqua Traders.

How is the Odyssea light working out for you? I'm not being facetious, I just would like to know how they're working a month later. Maybe you could change a lot of our opinions about them.
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Lighting is fine. But my fixture had moon lights in it too. They no longer work because the salt got into the moonlights. They are not replaceable.
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go to an eletrical supplier and get a T5 high output strip fixture and retro fit it. thats what i'm doing for my little 26 gallon.

as far as i'm concered lighting sold for aquariums are a rip off and when i can get a 2 lamp 24" fixture for $45 compared to $140 there is no question what i'll do, and the fixtures are good, cooper lighting. replacement 6500k lamps are $4 but i can't get an actinic so i'd have to go to an aquarium store to get that
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