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Marine Tank Addict
Posts: 10,337
Registered: February 2008


Odyssea 48" 608W Metal Halide System Extendable Series
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 6285 Tue January 24, 2012
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $239.00 5.0


2x External 250W Electronic HQI Metal Halide Ballast with Power Switch
1x External T5 High Output Ballast with Power Switch
6 Individual Power Cord (2xHQI, 1x T5, 1x LED, 2x Cooling Fan), Ideal for Separate Timer Setup
Non-Corrosive Powder Coated Aluminum Housing
Heavy Duty Cooling Fan
Glass Cover
Highly Polished Reflector

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Extendable Mounting Brackets, 52" max length
Keywords: Metal Halide, 250 watt, Odyssea

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Marine Tank Addict

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 10337
Review Date: Sat January 22, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $239.00 | Rating: 9 

Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great Price, Lots of light
Cons: needs mounting legs or suspension kit for a 48" tank

Odyssea has made great strides in improving their products. When their first 250w Metal Halide fixtures hit the market, the bulbs were 250w, but the ballasts were only drawing 150-175w. This has been fixed and the ballasts included with these fixtures are true 250w ballasts that draw 250-270w. The lighting produced by these fixtures is very good. As with all Odyssea fixtures, it may be desirable to switch out the bulbs for a higher quality bulb. The combo of the T5 actinics and the double ended HQI bulbs make this fixture extremely bright. The multitude of power cords makes this fixture extremely flexible when it comes to timers. Each of the 3 kinds of lights as well as the cooling fans can be timed individually.

The one issue that I found with this fixture is that the extension brackets only work with the tank is 50" or more. Otherwise the fixture will sit directly on the tank. If you order this fixture, be sure to add the mounting legs, or the suspension kit to your order.

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Registered: January 2012
Posts: 5
Review Date: Tue January 24, 2012 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1 

Positive aspects of the product (pros): price
Cons: tried to burn down my house

went to replace the halide bulbs and I figured I would clean it up. So I opened it up and the wires were burning up inside the fixture.
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