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48" TEK 8 bulb T5 light fixture

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by msb, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. msb

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    48" TEK 8 bulb T5 light fixture

    There is a craigslist offering for this fixture in my area. 4 month old ati bulbs, "good working order". They have named their price or Best offer.

    I don't want to offer too low and be ignored. How much should I offer ? Any known issues with this fixture ? easy to replace parts ?

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
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    I paid about $340 bulbs and all for my 6 bulb fixture. They are a very good fixture! Hope this gives you some ideas.
     
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    Tek Lights are great. The quality is fantastic. The aren't being made any more, unfortunately. You should get it. How I figure "used" prices are find out the "new" price and figure half. Remember bulbs can be expensive, too
     
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    Thanks fellas,

    I may try to get this. ;)
     
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    I got it for $225. It came with Aqua Blue Plus, Purple Plus, and Aqua Blue Special bulbs. Im not sure if this bulb combo will look rite though. He was using it over a reef tank. I got these par readings from Tom's journal too. ;)

    over a 48x30x18 tank.

    so that would be 30" above substrate if I want to play with that level of light.

    Now that I got that out of the way Ive put in some hours learning use of co2 and building a reg. Im confident I could easily put one together but the cost...

    Im thinking about these two parts for a co2 regulator

    A Swagelok regulator. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parker-1-8-Stainless-Steel-HR-Precision-Metering-Valve-2F-H3L-V-SS-TC-/130939454731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7c99850b

    I like the idea of using that metering valve with a Aquatek mini regulator though instead.

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    The person to ask about that is MattF. He is our in house reg builder.

    That light puts out a lot of PAR I promise you!
     
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    The person to ask about that is MattF. He is our in house reg builder.

    That light puts out a lot of PAR I promise you!
     
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    The person to ask about that is MattF. He is our in house reg builder.

    That light puts out a lot of PAR I promise you!
     
  9. Tom Barr

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    The reg is a very nice single stage Reg.
    It's not a DUAL STAGE fyi.
     
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    The reg is a very nice single stage Reg.
    It's not a DUAL STAGE fyi.
     
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