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Old 01-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #11
bkraz
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Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter View Post
I have two of the Coralife fixtures, one on each of my 29g tanks - I have never had a problem with mine in the 2 years I've had them, but there are threads where people have had trouble. I like mine.

However, I bought this for a low light/low tech 55 that has since been torn down - now I use the light on my 125. You can see more of it & how it looks in my 125 tank journal under my signature. I LOVE this light! Inexpensive, and the bulbs are very, very inexpensive. If you check my posts, I have plenty with pics of the tank (haven't gotten far with the journal yet) and you can see how the tank looks lit...

http://reviews.homedepot.com/1999/20...ws/reviews.htm
I've seen this Home Depot light referred to many times on here, now. I'm checking it out. It seems like it might be a little too much light, even, for what I want to do. I am just looking for a stable, low-tech environment. Heck, I still haven't ever used fertilizers ... if I could keep it that way I would love it.

The coralife fixture I used was their 130W aqualight with 2 65W 10,000K lamps in it. I have replaced the ballast twice and the wires twice. Every time I refurbish it I'm $100 into another light. Now I'm at this step, again.

So I'm scrambling, right now: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=209001
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