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Old 06-10-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Compact Light made to be mounted on the side of the aquarium? Interesting...


I was scrolling through Ebay, and I found this '13 Watt Power Compact Light', the auction is actually titled "Power compact light 13 Nano reef Refugium sump Aquarium" if you want to look it up. I've seen Compact flourcent lights before, but non that hinged on the side of the tank like this. You can find the auction at: http://cgi.no ebay links allowedcom/Power-compact-li...QQcmdZViewItem

I've tried googling this but I don't even know what to call it other than a 13 watt compact light, as search on which just gives you regular compact lights.

As anyone seen or used these before? Are they safe? Are they any good? I can't tell if it has a glass plate covering the light or not. And what exactly is the best descriptive name for this style light fixture (so as to look it up on google )?

Another thing;how many lumens is a 13W pc bulb? Like 1000?


Thanks very much!
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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The picture says Jebo on it so I assume it's a Jebo.

It looks like a cheap knockoff of the Azoo Galaxy light. The arm looks rather short and the housing and reflector are bowed which leads to the impression of cheap plastic.

That light is $21 shipped. Before purchasing that light from Ebay, take a look at this:

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/.../3700/cid/1086

The Galaxy light is cheaper and appears to be of better quality than that Jebo.

I just ordered 4 more to go with the 3 I already had. The shipping for the 4 Galaxy lights was only 8.78.

This is how the galaxy lights look with the housing painted black and the reflector painted white:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ghlight=galaxy

You can search here and Google to find more info on Azoo Galaxy Lights if you are interested. Plenty of info.

Anyway, now you have two options to look at. Choice is good
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Random Alias. That light seems much better then the one found on no ebay links allowed

When I read your post I thought 'painted black', why would you paint it black... but then when I saw that page, it doesnt come in black - lol they have Megenta and purple but not black. That is strange. Anyways, I like your "Another little nano. " Where did you get that glass container?
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:57 AM   #4
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Be advised that shining a light though the glass with water behind the glass leads to very good algae growth on the glass.

Also I love the misspellings on no ebay links allowed

Marco algae. I think it should be Macro algae. And most Macro algae needs more than 13 watts of light. I would place this squarely in the "Sucker" category.
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Me too, Rex. Some of the misspellings are hilarious. Its odd though, you think that they would want to put more effort into it considering they are trying to get you to buy from them. And considering they can change the words even after the auction is put up untill someone bids, so it isn't a typo -or maybe they just don't care?

"Be advised that shining a light though the glass with water behind the glass leads to very good algae growth on the glass." I'm not sure what you mean, Rex? Like if water gets under the glass thats on the lamp?
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No. If you shine a light though the side of your aquarium you will get great algae growth on the glass where the light is shining though.
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Heh, Rex, I was thinking the same thing when I read the topic title. I was imagining some newfangled tube light that stuck to the outside of the tank like a heater or something and threw light in from the side.

Thank goodness no one is trying to sell that....yet. Or at least not to the mainstream market.

Maybe we should start making them and use white backgrounds to have Aqua-shadow-puppet competitions using carefully pruned plants.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:44 AM   #8
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It is quite common for a person to use a small lite like this on a fuge. You ussually leave it on opposite your normal light cycle and the macro algea will use nitrates along with other things. This of course is on a Saltwater tank!

I pull a packed ball of chaeto out of the fuge ever couple of weeks.



Middle green glowing area... and yes it grows algea and chaeto(hair wire algea) like mad!


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