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Coralife Aqualight Advanced Tank-Mount 1x150W HQI Featured

 
Hang-on tank HQI metal halide fixture 150 watt 20000K double-ended HQI metal halide lamp, External HQI metal halide ballast with on/off switch, 12-foot lamp cord and 6-foot power cord. Three points of articulation...


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A good light to replace your 29 gallon BioCube hood featured

Installation and Operation This light affixes easily to the tank and is designed to be very secure, no wobble when you adjust it.


Performance vs. Expectations I purchased this light recently to replace the hood on my 29 Gallon BioCube. I had looked into several different options because I wanted to keep the lid, but for cost it was just crazy to replace what's in the hood. As I researched my options I came across the new BioCube HQI which has a tank-mount metal halide light and that gave me the idea. So for fitting my tanks needs this was perfect. By being above the tank it allowed for much better heat reduction and I could adjust the light's height to alter the depth of light penetration.

The light has only three adjustment points. With some tanks this might be an issue but with the BioCube it is sufficient. With the addition of this light my corals have shown better color and my anemone has shown improved health.

One of the reasons I was reluctant to get rid of the hood on my BioCube is the simple fact that I like the way it looks. This light is aesthetically pleasing and looks like it belongs with the thank instead of being put there after the fact.


Value for money Value is a tricky thing sometimes and I have to say that if it weren't for my special requirements of looks, this light would have been a little too costly for me. However, since it fit my needs so well I feel like I got good value out of the product. Value is also determined by the quality of what you buy. In this case, the light is solidly build and well designed which makes for higher value in my eyes.


Customer Support I've had no need to contact customer support. I've found the Coralife products to be very well made and so far, owning several lights made by them, I've not had any issues.


Liked about it 1. Easy to install on the tank
2. Looks very nice
3. Has a cooling fan that can be controlled by itself. I like it to run for a good 20 minutes after the light goes out to dissipate the heat more quickly.


Didn't like 1. I would like to see a light like this with a blue LED for nighttime build in.


Overall rating:
 
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Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0
Would consider buying it again:
 
5.0

By tcamos
Jun 21, 2010
 
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Great light for the price! featured

Installation and Operation Clamps on quickly and plugs in easily. The fan is on a seperate cord which means you can turn it on before and turn it after the light comes on to keep that bad boy cool. Intructions were easy to read and its a piece of cake to operate it, everything comes ready to go, just plug in your metal halide bulb remove all your film and packaging, and its good to go.


Performance vs. Expectations It performs well, runs a little warm for me but operates nicely. The fan is annoying when you first turn it on, but it quickly quites after a minute or two. It performs nicely and coralife stands behind there product. I broke the glass tube shield that comes with it and they sent me one free of charge. Great CS on their part!


Value for money For the money you could build pendents and what not, but if you want something thats as easy as plugging it in and it working, this is it. Theres no extravegent hanging or sizing your arms etc etc. Just put it on the back of your tank and turn your screws to keep it nice and tight. Plug it in, and bam you have MH lighting.


Customer Support Fantastic! Very friendly and helpful.


Liked about it Easy to use
Doesnt heat my water like some MH kits have.
Two seperate plugs
Inovative glass sleeve to block UV lighting
Metal fins to help fend off heat.


Didn't like Coralife bulb.....not crazy about the color but thats a personal opinion.
I would like to see a little morth girth to the reflector, its very compact, so spread is not as good as I would have liked.
I would like to see more options on mounting positions, the arm only has a few usuable positions for mounting, they work.....but I would like to get it to extend a little further over the tank.


Overall rating:
 
4.8
Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5
Would consider buying it again:
 
5.0

By fihsboy
Jun 18, 2010
 
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