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Old 04-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Need lighting think I have chosen feed back please

http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...onglowledlamps

I am a bit priced capped and cant go any higher then this

How is this for a reef I have that at 3.46 per gallon of light...
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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or would this be better?

http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...ture4x54watt48
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Personally I like the Novas better, with the exception of the flimsy legs. If you can save up, go for the nova extreme pro (I bought mine new off e-bay), it has better legs, individual reflectors (not parabolic).
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Check this site out...

T5-HO Light
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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Check eBay...

I was able to pick this light up for $430 shipped. It was refurbished but it did come from Current USA is great condition, couldn't tell it wasn't brand new.

Outer Orbit HQI/T5HO 48" 2x150 W 10K HQI Model # 1072B - eBay (item 280326882271 end time Apr-01-09 20:57:11 PDT)

Here is what they are charging normally...
Current USA Outer Orbit HQI + T5 HO + Lunar Light Fixture
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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Family already has given the big al giftcards and no other real money

so its really big als or no lights
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
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then Big Al's it is!!!!!!!!!!
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Thats too bad you couldnt have gone to hellolights.com
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for all the alternative choices etc.

Since I am stuck with Big Als is anyone able to help with the choices I listed?

What one is better?

What would be the limitations if any for growing corals with those lights.
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I would go with the T5 over the PC. T5s have better penetration, the bulbs last longer and don't get quite as hot as the PCs.
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I agree with Allen. T5`s are better.
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Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater and Reef Systems: Nova Extreme Compact SLR T-5 Fixtures good light at a good price. individual reflectors, fans. legs are fine. t5. fan is kinda loud though.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #13
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I went with the Nova extreme 8 x 54 watts w/ lunar lights

bit of a upgrade but I love it..

new full tank shot is on my profile with the new light.

Tank looks alot better thanks for the advice
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That's going to do you well. Great choice...
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