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gm72
03-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this fixture for a 10 gallon setup? Not looking to run CO2 on it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300502095536&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

MCHRKiller
03-27-2011, 04:20 PM
That would provide enough lighting for a low light 10G, however you will need to change out the bulb to something like a 6000-8000K spectrum for proper plant growth. You could also go for a standard incandescent hood and use 2 15watt spiral CFLs. Other options would be a Coralife 20" PC which comes with a 28watt bulb...the ballast in those can drive up to 40watt PC bulbs so you would have some options down the road if you did want to grow medium light plants and add some CO2. The Coralife T5NO is also a good option...the 24" is actually about 22" long and doesnt overhang much it also gives a good amount of lighting on the tank without requiring much dosing or injection.

Wild Turkey
03-27-2011, 04:31 PM
topdogsellers makes good stuff at affordable prices, Ive ordered quite a few lights from him for myself, friends and clients.

If you drop him a line telling him you want 6500k he will usually comply or at least let you know what he plans on offering in the next week or two.

I agree the incandescent hoods with 6500/5500 cfls are more affordable and do the job though.

Goes to 11!
03-27-2011, 04:31 PM
As long as you replace the bulb:
Listing includes:

* 1x 14" CFUni fixture
* 1x 24W CF 50/50 Combo lamps
50/50s are not the best choice.

That will cost nearly as much as the fixture...

Get it and grow a jungle.

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-27-2011, 05:22 PM
That fixture is made by Odyssea. They are somewhat like Kias. When they first hit the American market, they were garbage and caused a lot of problems. However in the last couple of years, they have greatly improved the quality of the product and they are great fixtures at a great price. I wouldn't hesitate to order one.