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JBJ Formosa Striplight
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3 4290 Tue May 31, 2005
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67% of reviewers $163.33 6.0




Description: The affordable compact flourescent solutions from JBJ.
This double fan cooled light with aluminum construction comes with a German mirror reflector that bounces 98% of the light to bring out all of the natural colors in your aquarium. Smartlamp or Daylight and Actinic bulbs included. It also contains an acrylic lens cover.

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trenac
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Registered: July 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7464
Review Date: Sat April 16, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $149.99 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Exterior Design, Flip-legs
Cons: Noisy fans

After about a year of use the lights become very dim due to either poor bulb quality or ballest quality. I found that I had to replace bulbs on a yearly basis.

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rohape
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Registered: February 2005
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 499
Review Date: Sun May 1, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $180.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: nice look, and flip up feature
Cons: noisy fans

i have the twin fan setup, only for about 3 months. i notice that when flipped up and i turn it on now, it seems the fans are out of balance and create quite a lot of noise. other than that the whole system stays relatively cool. i like it, not paying more money to try something else.

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spcyamada
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 134
Review Date: Tue May 31, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $159.99 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Excellent lighting for the price. Easy to use. Free bulbs.
Cons: Sometimes fans are a little noisy. Hot sometimes.

I bought this light kit from Aquariumplant.com. The lights themselves are perfect for those that need the most watt per dollar. I purchased the 48" Formosa DX with 4 X 65 6700k light bulbs which were included in the price. I paid 159.99 for the lights 18.99 for the adjustable stand and another 87.85 for shipping to Hawaii. The unit works well and seems to provide my plants with enough light for them to pearl. It does get hot nearest the 3 fans which in my opinion are inadequate in helping to keep the fixture cool. The fans are noisy, but bearable. I have noticed the fans make a lot of noise at start up then resumes normally. I live in Hawaii so the shipping was really the only major set back. I recommend the adjustable stands only because they make cleaning and arrangements in the aquarium simpler without having to remove the entire fixture. Overall, a good light fixture that will allow you to grow your high light plants well.

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