I just received and installed my new Odyssea quad lamp T5 HO fixture. Came fully installed with external ballasts and separate cords for each pair of lamps. Cam fully assembled with 4 bulbs 6500k(all aquatic plant suitable).
Easy to unpack and setup.
the only surprise was there are no switches for the bulbs. Just separate cords.
So far so good.
HOpe the A/C in my house can keep up.
bought off ebay $108.95 no sales tax; free shipping.
aquatraders.com they have came along way in inprovements... i had a 4 bulb power compact light fixture that i got from odyssea and it only lasted 8 months. then i went to t5 ho. for the price these fixtures are i think they are worth getting...
speaking of light fixtures I was the 380/75 petsmart and i notice aquaeon light fixtures and light bulbs. when did that company started making plant light fixtures, and plant bulbs... it looks like they just copied the slimline model of coralife...
I just bought 20Gal long the tank is 30" long do you think I should buy light 24" or 36" ?
depends on what you want to grow but a 20 long is shallow so it would take much light to reach the bottom that a one normal out put t5 should do it... i'd say 36 and raise it around a 6 to 12 inchs from the top of the tank....