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mycat99
10-15-2012, 01:16 AM
hello i have a chance to get a new m/h light made bye hamilton belize or a older led light made in china<its the one they had prblems with >there both same price roughly ,what would you buy

Starry
10-15-2012, 01:47 AM
Mh, the china ones are single watt. more heat though.

ocean diver
10-15-2012, 02:27 AM
neither, id wait till i could buy a good led light!!!!!!!

cale262
10-15-2012, 02:37 AM
neither, id wait till i could buy a good led light!!!!!!!


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SeaHorse_Fanatic
10-15-2012, 02:37 AM
neither, id wait till i could buy a good led light!!!!!!!

I agree. Don't get something you'll be upgrading soon anyways.

Myka
10-15-2012, 03:07 AM
The halide fixture definitely sounds like the better option of the two. If you're just getting into the hobby then don't break your bank account setting it up. Good quality LEDs are very pricey, and if you don't want to spend that much money on lighting then halides or T5s are definitely a reasonable option.

What type of corals do you plan to grow? How deep is your tank? If you're not into SPS corals (which are much more challenging) then a T5 fixture might actually be a better option than halides.

Enigma
10-15-2012, 03:33 AM
Providing the wattage and electricity usage won't be too overwhelming to your electricity bill, go with the MH unit.

Otherwise, find something else. I wouldn't use low quality LEDs on my tank. I don't think you should use them on yours, either. ;)

mrhasan
10-15-2012, 03:54 AM
Low quality LED = pain :)

T5HO or MH or maybe a good LED fixture (expensive!!!)

mycat99
10-15-2012, 06:54 PM
this light will be a upgrade from an odyssa`6 foot thats starting to die .is there any notacable difference in make of light ?i saw a gessmen for sale for little more then the hamilton fixure ?

Myka
10-15-2012, 08:03 PM
Provided the Giesemann isn't too old, it is better quality than the Hamilton. Better reflectors. Since you didn't answer my questions and didn't provide power specs for the fixtures, I can't help you out much more.