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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Ordered my lights!! Should be here friday :)

Heres the link with the t5s i ordered! Tell me what you think!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Heres the link with the t5s i ordered! Tell me what you think!!


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/190754268813?...#ht_2539wt_993
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Looks pretty cool. I'm in need of a new light set up myself. Still debating. I'm needing a 48" light but this stuff isn't cheap. Did u check reviews on it? I'm a huge review dork.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Looks good! Pics when it's on the tank
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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Yep every feedback left on ebay from other buyers were nothing but a1 phenomenal! Its going on a rather small tank, pretty much nano lol 40 gallons im at 6w/g wont run full blast tho, dont wanna sizzle everyone im going to have a challenge getting it on my tank, my hob filter is too big to have the light over top the tank as the fixture is 1 1/4" wider then my tank , the length is perfect 36" right on! Need new means of filtration , as this fixture does currently not have eyelets for hanging! Yikes! I contacted the seller and they gave me the permission to install eyelets for hanging without voiding the warranty!!! I can think of a couple really good uses for this powerful sucka outside aquaria ahaha
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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Those lights look nice - I only have a 4 bulb t5 - it's the older style from those lights with out the timer or anything but it's 48'' I am looking to get new lights too, LEDs but im not willing to spend $300 on lights that I have to hang from the ceiling since I cant find any dimmable ones on a bracket.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Is your tank on a stand? Or against a wall by any chance? If its a wall, get L brackets for shelving from home depot, and hang them from the wall, or if its on a stand and u can get behind it, look into conduit tubing and making a hanging rack, sort of what loooks like an upsidedown J coming from both corners on the back, up and over your tank, then connected to eachother with a horizontal piece of conduit
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #8
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Besides the fact the seller is in north carolina, the lights are already in transit and i ordered last night, hence why i expect them by friday total was 204$ after shipping
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #9
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55 dollar shipping, wow!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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To canada, but its 100% satisfaction gauranteed look at the price of the product itself lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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So im still waiting for my lights! Shipping tracker said theyre on the truck to be delivered today ! I hope they hurry up!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #12
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Any update on the new lights? I'm curious how you like them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #13
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I have that fixture from an eBay seller that is 10 min from me so I picked it up. It works great and with built in timers. I changed 2 of the white bulbs an put a coral wave an a red wave bulb in. Made a big difference in color and the corals seemed to be much happier. I have no complaints about the fixture itself. Works perfect.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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The fixture is awesome!! Everythingworks fantastic!! Blue moons are incredible! The only downfalls were that the seller sent me 6 12k bulbs and no actinics, i asked him to ship me 3 ans i would ship 3 back, but he said keep them and ill ship you 6 actinics free of charge !! And the other negative is that it does increase the top 1/3 tank water temp by 1 1/2 -2 degrees when all 6 bulbs are on
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #15
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That looks really nice. that's awesome that you got free bulbs. I was thinking about getting a 6 bulb t5 unit very similar has built in timer etc for 48''. It's probably the same seller. Can you take a picture of the mounting legs - I want to see if I can put a lid
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The fixture is awesome!! Everythingworks fantastic!! Blue moons are incredible! The only downfalls were that the seller sent me 6 12k bulbs and no actinics, i asked him to ship me 3 ans i would ship 3 back, but he said keep them and ill ship you 6 actinics free of charge !! And the other negative is that it does increase the top 1/3 tank water temp by 1 1/2 -2 degrees when all 6 bulbs are on
Looks really good. Those shadows and leakage of light would drive me nuts! Ever think of a canopy?
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Yeah I would be curious too of the legs and an exact measurement if you don't mind. Mine has a canopy and I would really like to keep it. Looks good!!
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I can't use legs with my canopy. I just put 2 small pieces of wood across the top of the tank and propped the light on them. Just moved them to the out side and works fine.
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This light is not suitable for a canopy at all, no hanging brackets, and i just turned the legs inside out, so they ppint inward to the middle of the light instead of out makes the mounting space half the distance and im not loosing much light, its 239 w on a 35 or 40 gallon so im not worries about loosing light
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #20
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Can you just snap a picture whenever you get a chance of how the legs mount to the top of the tank I just need to visually see something. The brackets that came with my current t5 have plastic screws that go from inside the tank and press against the glass to hold it in place - this prevents me from having a lid and i REALLY want an eel lol.
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