Current Nova Extreme Pro 6xT5 48"

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    Some1 has these for sale for $80 how would they work on a 90g? What would I be able to grow? Thanks
     
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    It'll work just fine on a 90g. Biff uses one on her 90 and she's kept everything including clams.
     
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    I agree, I have the 72" Nova Extreme Pro on my 125 and it works just fine
     
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    Man this suxs. Just bought RODI unit for cheap. Now I need to see what money I can arrange up in a short time.
    Reefrookie Go Boys
     
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    How much better are they than some VHO? I'm going to need to replace the bulbs soon would it be better just to buy this and replace these bulbs?
     
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    Wayyyy better than VHO. If you can get one that cheap, jump on it.
     
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    What bulbs did you use to keep clams? How much dis it run you to replace? That would be the only down fault. Thanks
     
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    ATi bulbs are some of the best on the market, and the blue+ currently have the highest tested output for T5 bulbs. The color combination you use will be based on the color look you want your tank to have.
     
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    You are going to have to upgrade from VHO to keep a lot of things anyways, they are just very weak lights. I used the stock bulbs that came with the fixture for a year. They should be replaced annually. I don't remember the cost. $80 is a smoking deal fire that light.
     
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    I'm going to your build now to show the wife's some of your tank pictures.
     
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    Do you have a great shot of your tank with those lights?
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I have one sitting in my attic I bought brand new and used for maybe 3 months. Paid like $340 but I got a 220gal so of course it is too small but just for the record that light was recommended to me and it is in my opinion the best T5 system at 48" unless you find an 8 bulb.

    I am keeping mine for a coral tank one day.
     
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    Well, this sucks he already sold it.
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    Sorry. Here is a pic I found with it on the tank.

    I prolly have others but just happen to see this while working.
     

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    Man that sucks even more now. Your tank looked good with them.
     
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    Here are some pics of mine.

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    Thanks biff. I def think this is what I'm going to get of course once I have the funds. I shouldn't have waited for this one. Oh well wasn't meant to be. Maybe I can see how much a DIYer will charge to build 2 led fixtures. Thanks again you two
     
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    If you have a canopy you can do retrofits for around $250. Just buy the endcaps, mounts, individual reflectors, and bulbs. BOOM! your set! it'll look better than any other setup. I'm going to do retro's on my new 90G build.
     
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    Some1 on a local forum has that for his 450g. Maybe I'll ask him how to do it. Thanks. I was starting to look at that. The only thing I see bad about that is the ballast. Aren't those a lil pricey?
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    Whatever you decided just weigh everything against the other.

    Cost
    Quality
    Longevity
    Bulbs
    Fire Hazard?:frustrat:
     
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