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Old 02-04-2004, 08:51 PM   #16
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that one is a 30 incher
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:52 PM   #17
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i just found my hood on the website that you gave me.. here it is....

so there, it is a coralife, okay?

http://www.hellolights.com/482xcofraq2x.html

is there anymore doubt whatsoever as to it being a coralife??? please let me know......

sorry, this is a bit frustrating for me.....
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:58 PM   #18
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Interesting...guess it is indeed a Coralife hood. Wonder why they opt to place fans into some of the enclosure but not others...
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:19 PM   #19
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If you had the 260 watt 48" fixture you'd get vents and fans, but not with the 48" 130 watt fixture. If you look at the smaller single-bulb fixtures they don't have them either.
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exactly George, i agree, my guess is that because the bulbs are not positioned side by side they do not feel that fans and vents are necessary.....
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:42 PM   #21
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Where's Momo he's got a single coralife strip-light! I haven't heard of any problems from him.
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I have two 2x65w coralife strips- never had a single problem. They seem very durable and IMO are better constructed than a JBJ 2x55w I just replaced. Sorry about your luck.
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what lengths are yours Verminaard?
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:02 PM   #24
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I have two 2x65w coralife strips- never had a single problem. They seem very durable and IMO are better constructed than a JBJ 2x55w I just replaced. Sorry about your luck.
Verm, that's very interesting that you mention JBJ, cuz i was thinking of switching to JBJ, LOL. so what don't you like about the JBJ's?
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Both are 48" and fit perfectly over my AGA 72g. The JBJ is a venice model that I got on closeout, it was more expensive then the coralifes and I had to replace the bulbs (50/50 actinic) which was a bit pricey. The JBJ was a bit short and never fit well; I had to "angle" it with one end resting on the glass top and one end resting on the plastic top of the tank. The other thing I didnt like was that the power cord on the JBJ was only about 3" long and it made connections a bit tight. I replaced this unit with the coralife after it began to have a ballast problem (I think) that caused it to lose power from time to time. Overall I feel that the Coralifes have a more rigid construction and reflectors are every bit as good as the JBJs--and much cheaper.
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do you ever feel that the reflectors on the coralife are small and the opening for the lights are narrow?
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do you ever feel that the reflectors on the coralife are small and the opening for the lights are narrow?
I never really thought they were on either point. When compared to the JBJ the opening is maybe .5 in smaller, and the reflector is roughly the same size. The difference between the reflectors is the shape. The JBJ is much more concave whereas the CL is comprised of three distinct angles.
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i have heard of jbj hoods cracking from the heat of the lights.... i can't really see coralife's doing that... so you're next hood would be a coralife again? maybe i just got bad luck and i 'll give them another chance for the 4x65 w hood that i need to get in the future.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:06 AM   #29
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As a matter of fact, I forgot mine did crack For the money-you cant go wrong with the 4x65 for $205. I wish I had gotten that fixture way back.......
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What was the number you called for warranty? I too have a coralife fixture like you, and recently it has had a few problems turning on by itself. I have the light on a timer, and sometimes when I wake up, the light isnt on. I have to, hit the hood a few times before it will turn on. Maybe someting is loose in there, but since its still under warranty, I rather get a replacement.

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