Odyssea 48" 216W (4x 54W) T5 HO Pro

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Odyssea 48" 216W (4x 54W) T5 HO Pro

Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:45 pm

Ordered from http://shop.aquatraders.com/T5-High-Output-Aquarium-Light-s/9.htm
total w/shipping $133.91
ordered Oct 26
shipped Oct 28
arrived Nov 3

Great packaging



With legs and protective cover on splash shield


Nice timer, but rather generic, considering it came with no HQI. NO MANUAL comes with it. Easy enough to figure out tho. To set the time, press clock till the display starts to blink then hold the hour button and min till you get the time. To program, push program till the display blinks and then press the light bank you want to set the timer on, then again hour min buttons.


comes with 4 moonlight leds, each pod had 2 leds


Mine came "preworn" with 3 mounts broken, one totally disassembled. An easy fix with a little glue and some hemostats. I doubt the UPS service opened the box and broke them off on purpose. going to email the company for replacements, will see what happens.


overall it looks good, the fan is superquiet, had to hold a cigarette over the vents to make sure it even had one. The "individual reflectors" are all made from one sheet, but effective.


the splash shield slides out the side, took me a second to figure that out, once again no manual


One more gripe, the mounting screws for the legs are too long, they aren't really needed. The friction alone will hold the legs in the T-slot. But little details like this can really tick you off if you are expecting a quality product. But if it saves you $500 then cutting a few screws may be worth it.


The timer is pretty nice even tho it's mislabeled for this model


1200k

1200k + actinics

actinics only


Overall I'm pretty happy with it, it's nice and bright and the actinics add a nice effect. I asked about substituting the actinics for more 1200k's, they said they no longer substitute the bulbs. But I like the actinics on there. The fixture would be awesome if they'd just use some better materials for the light mounts. A manual would've been nice, as well as sending screws the right size. It runs pretty cool, the top is only warm, I can hardly feel any heat off the bottom.

After a phone call and some photos emailed, they sent replacement sockets at no charge. Easy to replace them.
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Re: Odyssea 48" 216W (4x 54W) T5 HO Pro

Post by addicted2cichlid on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:34 am

hey jeff how u liking the new light after 1 month... im still quite pleased with the halide i got from them.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:54 am

Lovin it, painted some clear tape and put over the LED's, I don't need red LED's to tell me the lights are on Rolling Eyes I swapped out one of the actinics for a 10,000k, kinda miss the blue actinic look at night before the lights go out, may swap it back. Then moonlights are sweet.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:10 pm

Just ordered one of these babies!!! redneck

Thanks Jeff!!! Wink

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Post by Aura on Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:11 pm

Jeff, is this light still functioning for you? You still liking it?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:24 pm

Love it, no problems yet. Haven't even noticed the bulbs getting dimmer or changing color yet.
Mike had a few problems on his order, broken bulbs I think.


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Post by Aura on Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:46 pm

I'm thinking about trying one. I had another light fixture go out -- both bulbs at the same time. I've been using Coralife T5s, but have had so many problems with them it might be time to try another brand.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:24 pm

I still love mine, I plan on getting another one before long.

Thanks again Jeff for turning us on to these Wink

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:28 pm

Thanks goes to Chris (addicted2cichlid) I never would've known about them.

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Post by Aura on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Well I had decided to go ahead and order one of these, but someone on another forum had posted about coming home to an odor of something burning and found that their Odyssea fixture had melted. I did a little searching online and came across a few others that had the same sort of thing happen.

The way I go through ballasts and fixtures, I'll probably burn the house down. Shocked
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Post by bulldogg7 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:52 pm

When they first came out years ago, there was a problem with the ballasts I think. All that is supposed to be fixed now. I haven't heard of anything in the last few years.

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Post by addicted2cichlid on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:19 am

yea exactly... they took a big hit a few years ago when there ballasts were failing or lights were over heating, they have since changed manufacturers and a couple of the design flaws.

they are now almost the same as the equivalent coralife fixtures.
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