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Old 02-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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Who has better reflectors?

I'm deciding between three lights fixtures for my 75gal tank. Aquaticlife, catalina, and a.h. Supply. Out of these 3 what fixture has the best reflectors?

I'm doing a medium -high light tank and I'd like to do a mid-day burst if I can. And I'll be using co2.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Aquatic life definitely last.
Cataline and ah might be the same not much experience with either but i do know the aquatic life wont get u near as much light as they will
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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Hi mjk412,

I hope Hoppy spots this thread and weighs in with his thoughts. I am only familiar with the AH Supply reflectors which are very, very good. They use MIRO4 highly reflective (95% reflectivity) aluminum for both their power compact and 48" T5HO kits. I believe that Catalina advertises reflectors with 99.9% reflectivity.

That said, using quality aluminum for the reflectors is just a portion of the total equation; a properly shaped reflector, properly sized ballast, and proper bulb spacing also have a lot to do with the quality and quantity of light a fixture will emit.
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