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Old 03-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #151
 
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This is a nice unit, I am more of a fan of the Nova Extreme SLR Fixture. You get more light output because of the Single Light Reflectors at the same wattage. Fluorescent tubes are only as good as the reflector, considering the bulb itself blocks 50% of the light. The single reflector directs that blocked light back towards te aquarium. I think the fixture you posted is one reflector for the four bulbs.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #152
 
You mean the 36" x 8" fixture right?
I'm also looking for good moon lights.

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #153
 
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You mean the 36" x 8" fixture right?
Yes.

The Nova extreme is a 4-bulb with moonlight's and I think contoured reflectors. I'll check when I get to a computer...
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:39 AM   #154
 
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This fixture is put out by AquaticLife. My buddy has the HID version. This has indivually contoured reflectors, like the Nova Extreme or Nova Extreme Pro. It has moonlights and an integrated digital timer with one power cord. I would probably go for this version, or the 6-bulb version if I were looking for a new T5 light...
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:42 AM   #155
 
I think I will go with the Nova Extreme SLR Fixture.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #156
 
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That SLR unit does not have moonlights though. That was why I suggested the AquaticLife Fixture. I personally would buy the Nova SLR fixture and add after-market moonlights.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #157
 
What are some after market moon lights.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:37 PM   #158
 
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Like these.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:25 PM   #159
 
How many would I need to get the shape of the fish, rocks, etc, to be visable.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:35 PM   #160
 
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It says every two feet so I would use two. (In fact, I used to use two on my 46 bow, a 36" long tank)
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