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post #251 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 08:55 AM
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Everyone that I have spoken to personally on this and other forums has had nothing but positive reviews for Odyssea - they (currently) seem pretty well regarded as a decent light on a budget. . . that said, lower light is probably a good idea - and cheaper lighting means more to spend on funner things! ^__^

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No... actually we brand you like a cow with a hot iron. But first we need to initiate you like a gang.
O.O I must have forgotten to read the fine print when I set up my 55! May have to think twice about the bigger tank, now that I know the consequences! >.<
All we have for the loachy club is imaginary decoder rings! Yikes!
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post #252 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 12:47 PM
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Yeah, that's what I read on the planted tank forum as well Chesh. I only get into the bad reviews on 2 other forums and amazon. It's so conflicting.

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Yeah idk. I'll look for a good t8 then. I'm sure it'll do just great :)
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post #254 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 01:02 PM
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I think home depot sells a T5 fixture that's like mine. I may have to go check it out and see what they have.

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post #255 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 02:03 PM
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Everyone that I have spoken to personally on this and other forums has had nothing but positive reviews for Odyssea - they (currently) seem pretty well regarded as a decent light on a budget. . . that said, lower light is probably a good idea - and cheaper lighting means more to spend on funner things! ^__^

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I have a great Odyssea light.. However I'm not using it at the moment . It's overkill but I've considered tossing it onto my African tank to see if I can grow algae with it. 12k lights ..8bulbs then led moonlights and cooling fans. I'll agree it's a very good make .



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post #256 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 02:48 PM
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I've got a dual t5 on my 65 gallon tank.
I've always had a little green thread algae growing on a piece of driftwood that comes very close to the surface of the tank and therefore gets a lot of light.
I made the mistake of replacing the two 27 watt (Normal Output) lamps with 54 watt (High Output) lamps as the HO lamps were 1/2 the price of the NO lamps (Crazy, I know)
Almost instantly my tank was over-run with both green thread and black bush algae.
I would definitely look for Normal Output lamps for your tank.
I managed to find them at Petsmart, they're made by Aqueon and they are the only 27 watt 6500K lamps I could find anywhere.
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post #257 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 03:04 PM
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It's just that review about the fire has gotten me so leery about it now.
I mean, everything has the possibility to malfunction and spark a fire. IDK.

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post #258 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 04:37 PM
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I had hubby look up the fixture and he says I should take a chance. He says I am home almost all the time, so if anything happens, it shouldn't be too bad and we can always have my T8 fixture as back up should something ever do happen.
I am nervous, but willing to try it if he's game for it.

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post #259 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 06:01 PM
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Okay, Bekah, someone told me to look into the Coralife fixtures because they're more realible than the Odyssea.
Here the link to one on Kensfish(nice little online shop I like) Coralife Freshwater Double Aqua T5 Strip

So I'll be doing some more digging into them.

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post #260 of 473 Old 02-08-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Cool, thanks!
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