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Old 01/10/2008, 11:21 AM
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G aquablue plus if you want an ATI aquablue special

G actinic plus if you want an ATI blue +
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:17 PM
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I like this lamp, I love the price, but my 70 is 24" deep and I think I will go with grim's reccomendation and get the Tek.
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:23 PM
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I like this lamp, I love the price, but my 70 is 24" deep and I think I will go with grim's reccomendation and get the Tek.

thats pretty deep to not have the TEK reflectors, good choice.
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:31 PM
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I thought so, I am a little disapointed because I really like the look of the nova pro, especially the legs, and I like that its fan cooled. I also like that it comes with bulbs that I can use while I cycle the tank, just so I can see what is growing in there.

Oh well I guess.
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:47 PM
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Is the tank actually 24" deep or are you using a deep sand bed that actually makes the tank shallower than the 24".
Also, something else to consider ... Will you actually be putting high light corals on the bottom of the tank?
There are atleast a couple of members here that use the old Nova Extremes and were able to keep anything they wanted to, thriving.
Worst case, if you had a coral that needed more light and was low in the tank, you could always move the coral up higher.

I'm not saying that there are not better fixtures or trying to sell you on the Nova Pro. I dont have one or use one. I had an old Nova Extreme 8 bulb and i moved to metalk halide so I sold it. But I was confident that I could keep anything with that Nova in my 90 (plenum and DSB). I have no vested interest. Clearly a 6 bulb TEK will have more par with the same bulbs ... atleast if you didnt use the shield on the TEK, anyway. Just seems that you like this light and the price is good. So, just trying to throw out some things that you possibly havent considered.

Too bad the Aquactinics jumped up in price. Those fixtures didnt compromise on much of anything ... cooling, reflectors ... and were atleast within monetary reach of the buyers looking in the Nova and TEK price ranges. They are a pretty sizable jump up now, unfortunately.

One more thing, while Im at it. I think that if I was needing a T5 set-up with a budget in the Nova and TEK range and I was unsure if the NOVA would do the job, I would most likely do a DIY retro with Icecap SLR reflectors and Advance or similiar ballasts. I would have better quality lighting than either at the same or less price. There are many ways to do a retro and have it look nice to display. Just my 2 cents.

Good luck with whatever you do.
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:26 PM
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Sweet I order it yesterday and I just recieved it today at work! I will post some before and after pics once I get home and set it up! HAHA.... YEAH@!
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:56 PM
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are those the stock bulbs?
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:47 PM
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All except 1, I added an actinic plus and took out a 10 k
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:06 PM
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All except 1, I added an actinic plus and took out a 10 k
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:38 PM
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Haha, I was thinking the same thing. Better than the guy keeping the hippo in the 28g cube!
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:53 PM
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looks good. now you can really show of those tangs

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Old 01/12/2008, 03:03 AM
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next step is to step up to a tank no less than 90g to keep that tang as it grows
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