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Re: [APD] lighting on the cheap

Wow, these are incredible prices!  How on earth can they afford to sell a
260w fixture for $100, lamps included?  Kinda sounds a bit suspect to me,
but then I'm generally very suspicious of everything.  You've ordered from
them before?  Are they legit?


On 4/21/06, Lawrence Hugh Forbes <lhforbes at comcast_net> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:29:49 -0400
> From: "Terry Barber" <terbarb at alltel_net>
> Subject: Re: [APD] lighting on the cheap
> To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Try Ebay for cheap lighting fixates... I have two of the Jebo fixtures and
> have had no problems with them.  Here is a link...130 watts for $75
> http://cgi.ebay.com/New-130-WATTS-24-JEBO-POWER-HIGH-COMPACT-4-FREE-BULBS_W0
> QQitemZ7759879583QQcategoryZ46314QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
> TerryB
> While this certainly is a good price, the fixture is only 20" and I
> wouldn't
> think it has enough "light spread" for so large a tank. Having said that,
> though, I am unfamiliar with a 140 gallon's dimensions so I'm not sure
> what
> would or would not be appropriate lighting. I'm guessing it's something
> like
> 72 x 18 x 28 or so. If this is the case you may want to check out this
> site
> Eli http://www.aquatraders.com . They have very reasonable prices and the
> quality of their fixtures is surprisingly high, and there is no DIY
> involved
> they're good to go out of the box. Having said that, there is a caveat
> though, their Customer Service is... virtually non-existent. If you click
> on
> the "Contacts" link you'll find... nothing. If you search hard enough you
> will find an e-mail address, but having personally sent them 3 e-mails
> with
> zero replies, it is probably a lost cause trying to contact them.
> This is of course directly opposite of AHSupply's customer service which
> is
> excellent. But since you want inexpensive you may want to at least look
> there.
> Larry
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