24" 2x65W Coralife FRESHWATER Aqualight review
Well I've been using the light over my 20G high for few months now and I don't like it.
- fan noise. it's really LOUD. I would compare it to how a rack server sounds like if you know how that sounds like =).
- the depth(front to back) of the fixture is too short. it is unable to get light to the back of the tank unless the fixture is elevated using the legs(sold separately). I chose not to raise the fixture because of the resulting light leakage.
- the fixture has two bulbs, each having it's own power switch. this enables me to cycle the lights (65w 3hours, 130w 2hours, 65w 3hours). But there is a problem. Since both bulbs share one piece of reflector, when one is turned off it "blocks" the reflection of the other bulb. This makes the tank look dimmer than it should be.
If I had to do it again, I would of bought T5 tek lights or two 65w aqualight fixtures. Or if I had proper tools I would of built my own fixture and used ahsupply light since those come with individual reflectors.
I think T5 will be the best solution since it has a larger illumination area compared to PCs in general.
my 2 cents. wish someone made a post like this before I bought the light =/