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Old 11/05/2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Aquatic Life's T5HO Hybrid Lighting Fixture

Anybody have it yet ?


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Old 11/05/2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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Yes I do. I have 3 xr30 pros in middle. Decent fixture. Not built like a tank but serves its purpose. If your looking for ati quality don’t get it. Not ugly but just two cheap fixtures attached by 2 brackets. Each fixture has a cord. But they come out of opposite ends.


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Old 11/06/2017, 07:01 AM   #3
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I have two Hydra 26 HD's right now and was thinking about going back to T5's. So on black friday I was gonna get a 6 bulb ATI fixture. But then Aquatic Life came out with this hybrid fixture. So now I'm thinking this would be the best of both worlds.


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Old 11/06/2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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I have two Hydra 26 HD's right now and was thinking about going back to T5's. So on black friday I was gonna get a 6 bulb ATI fixture. But then Aquatic Life came out with this hybrid fixture. So now I'm thinking this would be the best of both worlds.
Just built a fixture using my 2 Hydra 26's and 4 T5's, really liking it so far and puts out a ton of PAR.


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Old 11/06/2017, 11:04 AM   #5
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Yes I do. I have 3 xr30 pros in middle. Decent fixture. Not built like a tank but serves its purpose. If your looking for ati quality donít get it. Not ugly but just two cheap fixtures attached by 2 brackets. Each fixture has a cord. But they come out of opposite ends.
What size tank do you have this on? Do you have any pics? I was considering purchasing one myself for my 220 which is 6 foot long.


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Old 01/13/2018, 12:42 AM   #6
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Hoping to bring this thread back from the dead to hear other people's experiences.

I'm a bit bothered by the fact that the cords come out from opposite ends. Seems like a cop out to say they couldn't have designed it any differently--using two of the same fixture to save money feels awfully generic.

Has anyone modified their fixture so that the cord comes out of one end only? Or modified it so that there's only one cord (coming from the entire unit)? Even though the front and back T5s have separate cords, it seems pointless to turn them on and off at different times. It'd be different if the inner and outer bulbs were wired together.

I ordered my unit way back in mid November and am still waiting for it. Now I'm having second thoughts.


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Old 01/13/2018, 01:34 AM   #7
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I was pumped for this thing when it first got reviewed, but it fell well short for me. It is literally two lights bolted together. You couldn't hang that thing anywhere bar a fish room.


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Old 01/13/2018, 02:15 AM   #8
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Aquatic Life's T5HO Hybrid Lighting Fixture

I like it it's a lot better than any retrofit solution.





I means it's not as nice as a ati unit but then again I can use these with my mitras lx7.


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