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post #1 of 12 Old 12-30-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
Lighting question

So I just bought the zoo med t5 HO 48w lighting system and it's not going to work. You can't mount it to th tank with a glass top on and running witout a top isn't an option. I have a dog and the top helps keep a lot of dog hair out.

So, I'm going to return it and looking at a few others. Here;s some link, any tihoughts?

AquaticLife T5 HO Light Link Fixture - Marine

CoraLife High Output T5 Lamp Fixtures, Aquarium T 5 Fixture | PetSolutions

Thinking this might be more than I need but like the features.
Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-31-2012, 11:04 AM
I like the bottom one, because everyone end up with Corals sooner or later.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-03-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
I ended up with the coralife dual fixture. It works much better than the zoomed for me. ONly reason I didn't go with the quad fixture is this is really a experimental tank to see if I like and can keep it up. If so, wifes already said a larger tank can be started in the spring. I'm thinking either a 75 g corner or 100/125 g pentagon.
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-03-2013, 08:48 PM
NA, 300 GALLON TANK....Thats a big tank..
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
Trust me, if space weren't an issue, I would go bigger, lol.
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM
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That's a nice light. I have to upgrade mine too. I may scrap the 75 FOWLR and go with a 29gal nano reef. Simply because I don't think I'll ever save the money up to outfit the 75.
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 08:36 PM
AH, its not all that bad to outfit a tank. You can use all used equipment, its not like a car. I've gotten all my stuff off E-Bay. =) And the stuff still works.

Heres some LED lighting. Food for thought, I've been looking at these for awhile now.
LED Spotlight IP65 Waterproof RGB Colour Changing LED Floodlight 10W 20W 30W 50W | eBay
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 09:10 PM
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I don't know, those ship from Hong Kong. Had a bad experience with someone sending me a counterfeit coin instead of a Minnie Mouse costume from China. (I'm not that disappointed about not getting the costume though, just one less piece of junk in the house). With 66K in feedback maybe the light guy is legit.

That coin was probably made from lead..I should find it.
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 09:21 PM
YIKES. Well, if it makes you feel better, I've bought lots o stuff form E-Bay, and have yet to have an issue.
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 PM
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Have to agree same here, have never had a bad experience and order stuff off ebay and sometimes Hong Kong, only thing you have to be careful is A LOT of electrical stuff on there from Hong Kong is 240v NOT USA/Canada 110v, simply travel adapter rated for the product will solve it but something to keep in mind.

Want to ask a quick question for comparison on those lights, what size tanks would you recommend for the different power rating 10w etc...?

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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