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Planted FW Junkie
Posts: 3,566
Registered: January 2008
Location: Mackenzie, BC

 

Current USA Nova Extreme 48" 2x54W T-5 10,000K (fresh water)
Reviews Views Date of last review
3 2896 Thu November 11, 2010
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated 7.3

 

Description:
This Nova Extreme freshwater fixture combines style and functionality, and makes a great addition to any freshwater aquarium. Assembled in a sleek, low-profile housing; this advanced fixture features a performance driven electronic ballast, parabolic reflector, protective splash lens, and adjustable aquarium mount for easy installation. This particular fixture comes with one SlimPaq 10,000K bulb and one SlimPaq Freshwater bulb, and is fan cooled to dissipate heat.
Keywords: Nova Extreme 48" 2x54W T-5 10,000K (fresh water)

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doug z

Planted FW Junkie

Registered: January 2008
Location: Mackenzie, BC
Posts: 3566
Review Date: Wed December 3, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Build quality, light output.
Cons: fan noise is quite loud (but then, the large amount of heat generated would appear to justify this).

 
I don't know if all fans are this loud, but its LOUD, believe me (especially if you have 2!).

But if you try to leave the fans off, I'm sure it would adversely affect the temp of your tank, if you have the lights close to the surface.. They get hot enough to fry an egg, and I hear that you can reduce the life of the bulbs if you run them that hot..

So, if you have company or something, make sure you can shut the fans off easily (have the plugs for the fans at an easily accessible location)..

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Red

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Registered: March 2008
Posts: 12427
Review Date: Thu December 4, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Good for plants and good ligh
Cons: $$ loud really hot

 
Very good light but sometimes gets to hot and get change temp. in tank or start a fire.
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funkman262

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Registered: July 2010
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1136
Review Date: Thu November 11, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Inexpenive, great plant growth
Cons: Hot, Noises

 
I own two of the 2-bulb fixtures (a 78W and a 108W) and they don't come with fans so they can get pretty hot. With the 108W fixture, when the light come on it makes a popping sound for a while and then makes the same sounds again at lights off. Not sure what it is.

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