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Old 10-01-2008, 01:54 AM   #11
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Just an FYI, from what I hear the Nova Extremes are now shipping with individual reflectors
Not exactly, the nova extreme PROs have one reflector, but they are contoured around each bulb (not to get confused with a true parbolic reflector), unless I missed something, the plain nova extremes are the same as I have now.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:14 AM   #12
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I have blue LEDs and resistors for 12V system if you want to DIY your moonlights. I've done this on 2 fixtures, works well. 5mm flat LEDs at 100 degree wide angle, with 8000mcd IIRC.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:36 PM   #13
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Holy crap. You have a $1200 fixture just sitting around for a year? In my house I would have been sleeping with the fishes and the dog, cat and light fixture would have had my side of the bed.

Lemme know when you wanna sell it.......... used
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holy crap. You have a $1200 fixture just sitting around for a year? In my house i would have been sleeping with the fishes and the dog, cat and light fixture would have had my side of the bed.

Lemme know when you wanna sell it.......... Used
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:36 PM   #15
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Not exactly, the nova extreme PROs have one reflector, but they are contoured around each bulb (not to get confused with a true parbolic reflector), unless I missed something, the plain nova extremes are the same as I have now.
I'm not exactly sure what your implying? I never said "parabolic", and I did speak correctly and say that they are now coming with individual reflectors, thats the wording they used. It does look to be one reflector that is curved around each bulb, similar to the PRO model.

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And they are coming with an exhaust fan now also

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I stand corrected, thanks for the info and link, Speed! I was clarifying to everyone about the true parabolic vs the curved reflectors.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:37 PM   #17
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so what are you going to do with the old nova extreme? care to donate it to the needy? i have a 75 gallon just waiting for a light fixture so it can get planted.
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so what are you going to do with the old nova extreme? care to donate it to the needy? i have a 75 gallon just waiting for a light fixture so it can get planted.
I think it is already spoken for.
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Well, Kurt isn't parting with any frags so I was kinda counting on you roka for some.....c'mon, you really should get that reef tank going. Think of all the enjoyment it would give you. It would be so relaxing to watch the corals sway gently......<insert subliminal message now--you need a reef tank>
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LOL, I do have to recycle my tank! Maybe with the cold winter months I can get a good aquascape going and then get some corals!
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