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Old 12-05-2008, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know some of you have the MH lighting from fishneedit.com

What are your impressions now that these lights have been up and running. Every review that I have seen has been when the light was first turned on.

I like the interlocking feature with the T5 HO lights as well, has anyone done this yet. The shear fact that I could get a complete lighting system with (2) 150W MH & (4) 54W T5 HO for under $450 is very tempting.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been using 2 of the 150W MH pendants since around January 2008 and like them very much.
Also, the bulbs they sell are very cheap but are working fine. Compared to more expensive bulbs that I use they hold their own. I've been using the 8000K 150W bulb for 6 months now, and the 10000K bulb is also nice. The 6500K bulb is too yellow, but I think that is typical for all of them. I just dont like the color. I wish I had a PAR meter to take comparative readings between my fishneedit/coralife/ADA bulbs.

I wish I could buy more of the 150W MH pendants. Last I checked, they had been unavailable for quite a while.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know about the unavaiability, but he we site says new stock on Dec 15

Also the site has been updated to advertise the interlocking feature.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am using their 8K bulbs and love them...

Brighter, better color... It appears to have the same "white" as the 10Ks (e-bay) I had when looking at the lights, but in addition the reds are redder and I see more yellows off the plants. (I'm trying to say, the light ain't yellower, but gives better yellows and reds - does that make sense?).

My plants are enjoying the change as well as the thread algae I had an outbreak I'm just now (I hope) getting under control with the change in intensity and color (It was like "WHAM" - where did that come from???).

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What about his T5-HO lights?
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you do, let me know. I want to see it!
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If I do, I will let you know
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've owned the 150 watt MH lights for almost a year now and it's a pretty nice unit, unlike my coralife unit it doesn't with a fan, so that's my only concern as it does get quite hot, otherwise it's fine and I just ordered another 150 watt and it should arrive today

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raymond (or anybody else) - since you have an older fishneedit and now a new one: can you comment on the new ballasts? I think they changed the new units to electronic ballast. Is that correct, and what do you think about them?
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I like the looks of this one!

It resembles the Arcadia for a fraction of the price http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...9_2040_5197538
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