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frbrd84
12/30/2012, 06:01 PM
Currently have a current nova 4 bulb t5 light on my 75 gl. tank, was wanting to add some corals to it and a friend of mine is offering to sell me his aquatic 6 bulb light would it be worth upgrading, the light was used about 6 months, have'nt done alot of research on that particular brand he was asking 250 for it Thanks for any input on it

OffDaHook
12/30/2012, 06:08 PM
I used the same light on my 75 with great results. I love the timer and the moon lights. The only think I would say is to update the bulbs to ATI bulbs. $250 is a great price by the way.

frbrd84
12/30/2012, 06:31 PM
Guess the timer would be a plus, considering I never set one up on my lights yet, guessing new as it is the factory bulbs are still in it forgot to ask him that question

blue98ls1
12/30/2012, 06:36 PM
I run the 4-bulb unit with ATI bulbs and have no problems growing corals, SPS included.

frbrd84
12/30/2012, 06:41 PM
Thats something else I was wondering being my present light is about a year old, of updating my bulbs before buying this one it does add two more bulbs for more lighting

ssteal
12/30/2012, 10:04 PM
Good price i paid 380 for mine that was used shortly. Had it going over a month and my clam and sps seem to like it. I would get ati bulbs though. I have it on a 75 also. Aquatic life has great customer support to.

frbrd84
12/31/2012, 11:14 AM
Sounds good , guess I will get it and change out the bulbs to ati bulbs and use my other light for my other tank I am going to start, Thanks for the advice

blue98ls1
12/31/2012, 11:16 AM
Yes, their customer service is amazing. I had a Gen 1 fixture without the moon lights and a ballast went bad. I called them up to order a new one, they told me they would send me one for free.

They ended up sending me a whole Gen 2 fixture. Impressive to say the least.

Michigan Mike
12/31/2012, 11:48 AM
I'd hang the fixture or get one like an ATI Supower or TEK and hang it. Its going to make your life a lot easier with a hanging fixture.

frbrd84
12/31/2012, 03:42 PM
Just picked it up everything works good going to look into a hanging kit for it and also going to order new bulbs for it soon as I figure what color combo would work with what I am planning to add to my tank