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02-09-2004 02:01 AM
hubbahubbahehe Hi guys, I just received my ballast and I hooked up the new ballast to the hook. it works now!!! let there be light! haha. it's great. I love coralife. You just send them a receipt, tell them what's wrong, and they take care of you. Guys, get a coralife hehe, if you have any problems, they'll take care of you.
02-08-2004 11:02 PM
Thooshe The single linear coralife strips do not have fans. The double linear strips have fans. So the 48" strip that includes fans is the 260W not 130W.

Here is there website.

http://www.esuweb.com/
02-05-2004 06:36 PM
Momotaro No vents.

Mike
02-05-2004 05:12 PM
hubbahubbahehe
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Originally Posted by Verminaard
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Originally Posted by infin
man hubba you have been having bad luck with equiptment lately. My coralife 2x65 24" has 4 fans on top of it. I wonder why the longer ones dont have one.
Pretty sure they dont put fans in the longer ones because the bulbs arent side by side as in the 24". Not as much heat put out by the bulbs when placed end to end in a 48" fixture.
Thank you, Verminaard, that's what I was trying to explain to people......
02-05-2004 03:35 PM
Verminaard
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Originally Posted by infin
man hubba you have been having bad luck with equiptment lately. My coralife 2x65 24" has 4 fans on top of it. I wonder why the longer ones dont have one.
Pretty sure they dont put fans in the longer ones because the bulbs arent side by side as in the 24". Not as much heat put out by the bulbs when placed end to end in a 48" fixture.
02-05-2004 06:05 AM
infin man hubba you have been having bad luck with equiptment lately. My coralife 2x65 24" has 4 fans on top of it. I wonder why the longer ones dont have one.
02-05-2004 05:18 AM
hubbahubbahehe
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Originally Posted by Momotaro
I do have a single strip Coralife fixture. It has no fan, and has not cause me any grief, yet! I also have a double bulb Coralife fixture. It also has no fans. It hasn't given me a problem yet either.

Mike
does it have any vents? i'm thinking it's not a heating issue, but the ballast was just broken that's all.
02-05-2004 05:17 AM
hubbahubbahehe evilken, if you look carefully in the hellolights link that ibn provided, the number is there on the bottom.. it's a toll free number, good luck.
02-05-2004 01:52 AM
Momotaro I do have a single strip Coralife fixture. It has no fan, and has not cause me any grief, yet! I also have a double bulb Coralife fixture. It also has no fans. It hasn't given me a problem yet either.

Mike
02-05-2004 01:08 AM
EvilKen What was the number you called for warranty? I too have a coralife fixture like you, and recently it has had a few problems turning on by itself. I have the light on a timer, and sometimes when I wake up, the light isnt on. I have to, hit the hood a few times before it will turn on. Maybe someting is loose in there, but since its still under warranty, I rather get a replacement.

Thanks
02-05-2004 12:06 AM
Verminaard As a matter of fact, I forgot mine did crack For the money-you cant go wrong with the 4x65 for $205. I wish I had gotten that fixture way back.......
02-04-2004 11:57 PM
hubbahubbahehe i have heard of jbj hoods cracking from the heat of the lights.... i can't really see coralife's doing that... so you're next hood would be a coralife again? maybe i just got bad luck and i 'll give them another chance for the 4x65 w hood that i need to get in the future.
02-04-2004 11:54 PM
Verminaard
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Originally Posted by hubbahubbahehe
do you ever feel that the reflectors on the coralife are small and the opening for the lights are narrow?
I never really thought they were on either point. When compared to the JBJ the opening is maybe .5 in smaller, and the reflector is roughly the same size. The difference between the reflectors is the shape. The JBJ is much more concave whereas the CL is comprised of three distinct angles.
02-04-2004 11:39 PM
hubbahubbahehe do you ever feel that the reflectors on the coralife are small and the opening for the lights are narrow?
02-04-2004 11:23 PM
Verminaard Both are 48" and fit perfectly over my AGA 72g. The JBJ is a venice model that I got on closeout, it was more expensive then the coralifes and I had to replace the bulbs (50/50 actinic) which was a bit pricey. The JBJ was a bit short and never fit well; I had to "angle" it with one end resting on the glass top and one end resting on the plastic top of the tank. The other thing I didnt like was that the power cord on the JBJ was only about 3" long and it made connections a bit tight. I replaced this unit with the coralife after it began to have a ballast problem (I think) that caused it to lose power from time to time. Overall I feel that the Coralifes have a more rigid construction and reflectors are every bit as good as the JBJs--and much cheaper.
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