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Old 06-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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$50 NIB AquaSun t5 HO dual 24" (plus an introduction and a story)


Hey guys, been lurking around here for a long time learning the tricks of the trade and using every avoidance strategy possible to not hang out in SNS... until now, and this time hopefully it's to give back a little.

The other day I got a little over excited and purchased this fixture to start a new tank and got home to a cold "you're gonna what?!"

Needless to say, the other half is correct and these need to go... and I realized I'd rather give everybody here a shot at them since I've been helped here so much over the year (even if you didn't know it).

They were a discount item at Petco so there's no manual, but it has the acrylic cover, tank mounts and box. It also has mounting points for hanging but the hardware was gone with the manual before I got it. I called AquaSun and they said if I needed it they'd mail it to me for free, which I also thought was pretty cool of them.

The reason I like this fixture is the cost, the built-in reflector is nice and there are independent switches for each bulb.

The only downside I can see is that the cord is a little short if you have a long run to your power source.

There's reviews all over the internet, most of the negative reviews seemed to be the typical person ignorant of the hobby blaming the equipment.

I'd rather be showing them off in a journal, but my time will come soon enough.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Can you pm me a picture, I am thinking about setting up a planted tank (I have only been lurking for two days).

Also do the legs slide to fit a 20'' tank, or only a 24''?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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Here's a pic, sorry for the delay, still learning notification settings. Will post more of the contents soon.
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these are great inexpensive fixtures. I love my 30" and will be upgrading to a 36" version when I setup my 40b
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these are great inexpensive fixtures. I love my 30" and will be upgrading to a 36" version when I setup my 40b
Thanks Noahama, I'd love to be using it but it may be a little overkill for my 5.5 or 8
You putting up a journal on those? I'd like to see them.
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Thanks Noahama, I'd love to be using it but it may be a little overkill for my 5.5 or 8
You putting up a journal on those? I'd like to see them.
I have a journal in my sig for my 36g and Flora, I have not updated my 36g journal in quite some time though. Just doing the general stuff biding my time until I setup my 40B in the next few months.
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