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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2006, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Lighting using Odyssea

Hi...need help / advice.

I am planning to buy my lighting for my 60 gallon tank (48").

I got this lighting quote from the website www.aquatraders.com

Been reading thru' all the advices in the forum. Wanted to check if anyone had tried Odyssea 48" 130W Uni Strip Compact Fluorescent Light Fixture before. It was $69.90 and there is a web special now for $45.90.

Approx Fixture Size: 47.5"L X 4"W X 1.5"H

I am considering buying 2 of these fixtures (total will be 2 x 130 = 260 watts).

1st question, is this a good lighting fixture to get ?
2nd question, is the wattage too high for a planted tank ?

Shipping cost UPS ground is $17.22

If this is not the right option, is there any alternative lighting that is not too expensive which you will recommend ?

Thank you all so much....this is my 1st time setting up my 1st planted tank (>30 gallon). I used to have a 10 gallon and a 30 gallon planted tank.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Lighting using Odyssea

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Can someone with some experience with Odyssea lighting pls help... ?

Thanks,,,,
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 12:53 AM
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Errr mines just crapped out. It's a T5 fixture so I don't know about cf lights.
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I bought their 48" 220? Watt CF fixture about a year ago. Mine has lived through being COMPLETELY submersed in a saltwater aquarium and being droppped into a freshwater aquarium. It is still working today.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2006, 07:28 PM
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This is irrelevant to your questions, but since you're in SJ, can you ask to do a local pick-up? Maybe you can do that en route on a trip to SF or something.
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Can someone with some experience with Odyssea lighting pls help... ?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 01:14 AM
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I've had an Odyssea tank in a box for about a 9 months now and had the ballast go out 30 days into it. However, it was under warranty.



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