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Tank Man 02-05-2013 08:30 PM

Over lighting with Odyssea = normal lighting?
 
From every review I hear Odyssea lights are never really as strong as they say. But if I were to over light my 55g tank with them would that equal out to proper lighting?

Specifically these : http://www.aquatraders.com/48-inch-4...re-p/52305.htm

CoffeeLove 02-05-2013 08:36 PM

Re: Over lighting with Odyssea = normal lighting?
 
There's a par chart somewhere with them on it.

They're not as bad as everyone makes them out to be

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metallicanick78 02-05-2013 09:22 PM

love mine. I have the 2 bulb fixture on 4 of my 40B tanks and It grows everything I put in there, even HC. Grows fine all over, but to the eye, it looks a little dim in the very front and back, by the glass. I wish the fixtures were a little wider. if you were looking for that much light, youd be better off with 2x 2bulb fixtures so you could space them out a bit. I ended up bending the mounting brackets so that it is an inch or 2 higher which helped spread the light better.

treckel 02-06-2013 12:36 AM

Re: Over lighting with Odyssea = normal lighting?
 
I love mine. I have a 2 bulb over a 20 long tank. I also bent the brackets so it about 6 inches over top of tank. I have been very happy with the plants growth. Micro sword and hair grass carpet no problem. I have co2 or otherwise it grows algae.

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Tank Man 02-06-2013 01:27 AM

Right now I have the 4 bulb 36 inch fixture, I did not like how much space I have on each side of the light but I never thought of bending the arms, maybe that will help reach everywhere.

Hoppy 02-06-2013 02:34 AM

See http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368

treckel 02-06-2013 05:16 AM

Re: Over lighting with Odyssea = normal lighting?
 
Here is a pic of how it looks with arms bent. Also a pic of how my tank has grown in now. I like this light. Sorry about the picture quality I took them with phone. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/06/resytene.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/06/yjyda4yr.jpg

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parker679 02-06-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by treckel (Post 2455202)
I love mine. I have a 2 bulb over a 20 long tank. I also bent the brackets so it about 6 inches over top of tank. I have been very happy with the plants growth. Micro sword and hair grass carpet no problem. I have co2 or otherwise it grows algae.

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For a while I've been thinking of a way to raise my lights a bit. I have two of the 36inch odysseas over a 45G. My best idea so far was to use a shelf mounting set-up and rest the lights on some 16 inch shelf brackets.

I'm embarrassed to admit that it never occurred to me to just bend the brackets, I'm glad I haven't bought that shelf stuff yet.

Thanks!

metallicanick78 02-06-2013 09:33 PM

I bent mine differently, only to gain an inch or 2 like I said. I dident want to raise it too much because I do have HC growing in there. Ill have to post a pic of mine here.


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