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Old 03-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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what light fixture should I get plz help asap!

I have a 72" 96x4 coralife compact florescents its an older fixture and I'm constantly having problems with it one side completely does not work and I have some corals so I need to replace it fast! I want a good fixture with enough watts for coral currently I have soft coral.. anyone know of a good 6 foot fixture that possibly have moon lights like my current fixture? That isn't to bad on the price? I'm trying to spend no more than 450 please help me!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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You won't get a good 6' lighting system for $450. I would go with a HOT5 with individual curved reflectors, at least three bulbs on each side. For a quality fixture that won't give you the problems you are having now you are probably looking at $600-800.
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Ok wel let's say I spend 6 hundred what then what fixture and by what company?
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Marine Depot is a good site with high quality products. I didn't see any info but the best fixtures will have more plugs, this lets you have better control over the photoperiod and when certain lights come on and off.

12 bulbs (6 on each side), individualls curved reflector, LEDs
AquaticLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light Fixture w/ Lunar LEDs

8 bulbs (4 on each side), LEDs, (I don't think this one is individual curved reflectors though, not good)
AquaticLife T5 HO 4-Lamp Light Fixtures w/ Lunar LEDs
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