Any thoughts on Aqua Traders Lighting?

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by DAvis, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. DAvis

    DAvis Reefer Madness

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    I am setting up a fish room and have limited money. I was wondering if any of you have experience with the company Aqua Traders, and their lighting. They offer incredibly cheap lighting ($). And yes, generally you get what you pay for, but I'm setting up a no -frills frag tank in my basement. So I was eyeballing one of their lighting systems. The LED's are tempting, as are the t5's and metal halides! Anyone have any experience, good or bad?
    Thanks!

    PS - on my other tanks I have a Tek light ($$$$), nova extreme ($$), and a JBJNano28- CF ($$$)
     
    DAvis, Dec 1, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. DAvis

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,713
    Likes Received:
    2,574
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Ive heard lots of good things about that site
     
    little_fish, Dec 1, 2011
    #2
    DAvis likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. DAvis

    BL1 ............. Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,933
    Likes Received:
    1,370
    Location:
    TN, USA
    IMO, when I ordered my lights there customer service wasn't great. I never received an order confirmation or shipping confirmation from them and then two weeks later the lights showed up. With that being said, I've had my MH lights from them since July '10 and I've been very happy with their performance thus far.
     
    BL1, Dec 1, 2011
    #3
    DAvis likes this.
  4. DAvis

    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,862
    Likes Received:
    488
    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Customer service for me was good, ordered, got here, ballast wasnt working, called them, they said send it back, and they sent a new one, paying for all the shipping and my shipping too. And thats from Canada, im considering ordering again.
     
    Waddi, Dec 1, 2011
    #4
    DAvis likes this.
  5. DAvis

    Smitty

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    9,609
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Location:
    Chicago/Oaklawn IL
    I think it's a good product, especially for the money...I've had good results from them in the past. You'll want to change their bulbs sooner tho.
     
    Smitty, Dec 1, 2011
    #5
    DAvis likes this.
  6. DAvis

    DAvis Reefer Madness

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Thanks all! Has anyone tried the LED's? I like the idea of the low maintenance/running cost of the LED's...

    Keep that electrical bill down!
     
    DAvis, Dec 1, 2011
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.