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Old 02-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Well initially I was gonna bit the bullet and get the ADA bulbs but for half the price of one I got 3 of the fishneedit 8000k's to try out.

Right now I am running the 10k coralife and hate it... the blue tint kills all yellow and reds in the tank.

If I don't like it then I'm gonna go with the ADA bulbs.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:23 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Got the bulbs in...

Gonna have a buddy come over with his ADA 8000k bulbs to compare once these burn in.

Overall, the color is a bit nicer and easier on the eyes then the 10k.
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Great....keep us updated. Definitely worth checking out for the price!
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A little over a week's worth of 10hr a day burn in time and I have to say that I really like the color.

So far it's well worth it!


Now I have bought cheapie bulbs off ebay before just to fiddle with some of the DIY retros I've done and the packaging for the FishNeedIt.com bulbs were exactly the same. The bulbs had a slightly off color from the rating when compared to other bulbs of it's kelvin (10,000k/14000k)
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I got some 10000K HQI bulbs from fishneedit recently
and here's what the packaging looked like:

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Got the bulbs as well

so far I do refer the color of the 8000k, and for the price...well you can't beat it.
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For the T5, can you use a glass cover when using the mounting leg? From what few pictures I've seen, it looks like you can't.

For the MH, how far and high does it extends using the leg mount?
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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the MH leg mounts dont seem like they would get it too high
above the tank but I've never used them.

I've always used the suspension cables that come with fishneedit lights.
makes for a nice look I think. Also, it makes for easier access to the entire
tank without moving the light which is convenient if you are in it alot like I am.

I hang mine at 8" over the center of 17" deep tanks (24" square)
nice coverage.
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Suspending the lights from the ceiling sure looks nice, but somehow I don't like to do it. If anything, it will be hanging from a rod like how ADA does it. I'm looking if I can just use the leg mount.

What would be your guestimate if you were to use the leg mount?
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I have 2 new fishneedit 150W MH pendants that I still need to unpack and install.
I'll put the legs on one and snap a pic this weekend.

while I'm on the subject - I've been using these for a while and this last set has the electronic ballasts and the pendants look a little different, the fishneedit logo is drilled into the aluminum
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