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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Experience with this lighting fixture?

Hey everyone,

I'm looking at buying a new 36" t5 lighting fixture for my tank. After browsing around, this offer seems to be significantly cheaper than the others:

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I'm wondering if anyone has experience, positive or negative, with this equipment. As long as its not a piece of junk it seems like a great deal.

Thanks for the input!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 03:46 PM
Are these real?
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Ebay links are not allowed, due to abuse/self-promotion. You may mention the title of the listing for others to google.

Generally, cheaper fixtures have cheaper components. Cheap ballast, cheap endcaps, and subpar reflectors. Sometimes you get lucky and get a real good deal.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM
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I bought 3 fixtures from aquatrader odyssea is the brand 2 t5ho and 1 led

I have been using the led works great and a 48"t5 works great
bought a 36" t5h0 for saltwater but stayed planted got a biocube cheap so selling that light

but works great not the best of quailty but for a budget works great
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