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post #151 of 237 Old 03-18-2010, 03:54 PM
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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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post #152 of 237 Old 03-18-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
You mean the 36" x 8" fixture right?
I'm also looking for good moon lights.

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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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post #154 of 237 Old 03-19-2010, 07:39 AM
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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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post #155 of 237 Old 03-19-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
I think I will go with the Nova Extreme SLR Fixture.
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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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post #157 of 237 Old 03-19-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
What are some after market moon lights.
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post #158 of 237 Old 03-19-2010, 01:37 PM
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post #159 of 237 Old 03-19-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
How many would I need to get the shape of the fish, rocks, etc, to be visable.
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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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