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Old 02-26-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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I'm about to order a 48" current usa nova extreme pro from petmountain.com (6 bulb t5ho) for $362... anyone know of any vendors here that offer discounts or a better place to get one of these?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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48 in. Tek-Light T5 HO Fixture - 8 x 54W | T5 Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
i'd much rather have this fixture.
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I would have to second Mr X on this one. Not only will you get an 8 bulb fixture, but I have Current USA fixtures and they are discontinuing some of them and I've had a hard time getting a replacement ballast for one of my 2x48 T5HO fixture.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
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doesn't come with bulbs or mounting brackets? wont that make it double the cost?
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those bulbs the current fixture come with are not good anyway. i can get you ATI lamps for about 18 bucks each. much more PAR, and much better color. your tank will look like the movie AVATAR.
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I am going to get the same fixture as Hinds, but I would love to get the Tek one. My only problem is that my 55 is not as wide as the light. Wouldn't it look gaudy?
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i would go with the 6 bulb nova pro for your tank patrick. only because of that reason. not so much looks, but light spilling over the sides of the tank.
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Sorry Hinds, I didn't meant to jack your thread. When I posted I thought you had a 55gal too. Thanks Doug!
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