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Old 10-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #10
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The data I have seen indicates that the Odyssea light would give you too much intensity for a non-CO2 tank. The only lights that we have data for, that would give you low to low medium light on that tank are the two I recommended. I don't know how robust either light is - whether they fail quickly or last for years. If you want to try the Odyssea light, plan to raise it about 6 inches above the top of the tank. That should give you about the same light as the Coralife and FishNeedIt lights when they are right at the top of the tank.

FishNeedIt lights get good ratings, from what I read, and they are not too expensive either. Could you use your credit at Amazon for something else that you need, and buy the light from the FishNeedIt website instead?
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