Has anybody used this light?

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. jakenerica3910

    jakenerica3910

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ohio
    jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. jakenerica3910

    Brian_G overly obsessed

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    eh... power compacts are a bit outdated and wont keep too much as far as corals go. you're better off going with a good t5 or metal halide setup.

    what light do you already have for the nem?
     
    Brian_G, Mar 6, 2011
    #2
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. jakenerica3910

    jakenerica3910

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ohio
    only got a 30 watt crappy fixture, looking for something muuuuuuuuuuuuuuch better
     
    jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011
    #3
  4. jakenerica3910

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,889
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    I would not recommend power compacts. :(
     
    Bifferwine, Mar 6, 2011
    #4
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  5. jakenerica3910

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,716
    Likes Received:
    2,575
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    little_fish, Mar 6, 2011
    #5
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  6. jakenerica3910

    jakenerica3910

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ohio
    we sadly don't have the anemonie anymore :( boo.. we are hopeing to get corals and maybe another nem in the future but wanna get light first. thanks for the suggestion :) and replys.
     
    jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011
    #6
  7. jakenerica3910

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,716
    Likes Received:
    2,575
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    With that light you will be able to keep any sort of corals you like. Also you should wait until your tank has been set up for a year before you get another nem. They do so much better in a mature tank.
     
    little_fish, Mar 6, 2011
    #7
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  8. jakenerica3910

    Brian_G overly obsessed

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    craigslist may have something that could benefit you.

    If you want to keep that nem then you do need to get a light pretty fast. but I would recommend you take that little guy back.

    In your avatar hes looking a bit white and no anemone is white. Thats what they look like when they are light deprived.
     
    Brian_G, Mar 6, 2011
    #8
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  9. jakenerica3910

    jakenerica3910

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ohio
    yeah we didn't know much when we got him and thats how he looked when we got him from the LPS so we thought it was normal. We wont be getting another one for a while, we just want lighting that will accomidate it when we do get one. we'd like to get one for 300 or 400 bucks so that onen is perfect. we have tried criags list before but the good ones always get swiped fast! :frustrat:
     
    jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011
    #9
  10. jakenerica3910

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,716
    Likes Received:
    2,575
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    Ya, those lights are on sale for an awesome price too
     
    little_fish, Mar 6, 2011
    #10
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  11. jakenerica3910

    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,850
    Likes Received:
    884
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    The light you were looking at on ebay was an AquaticLife fixture. They are a great company, based here in California. Everything about that light is awesome EXCEPT the fact it is power compact. They make T5 lighting as well as MH. If you like the isea of the built in timer, check their website, and maybe even contact them to see if they have any 2nds or blems they sell at a cheaper price. If you get ahold of a guy named James in customer service tell him Wade from Northern Calif. refered you.
     
    fastrd400, Mar 6, 2011
    #11
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  12. jakenerica3910

    Dana42078 Dana

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,915
    Likes Received:
    369
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Dana42078, Mar 6, 2011
    #12
    jakenerica3910 likes this.
  13. jakenerica3910

    jakenerica3910

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    ohio
    thank you for all your replys. i did end up ordering a 6 bulb t5 nova extreme with 10000k Bulbs and actinics. :)
     
    jakenerica3910, Mar 6, 2011
    #13
    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.