Posted: 12/6/2010 from Los Angeles, CA
I've had a 6x24w Sunpower for the past 1.5 years. Awesome fixture, with nearly the performance of the ATI Powermodule for much less. I actually like the look of the brushed (stainless?aluminum?) sheet metal better than the PM. Very thin and sleek. The only downsides is that there is one less fan, and that the reflectors are slightly short at each end - perhaps to enhance the air flow.
I like that a single cord comes from the fixture, and then splits later into two separate lamp plugs and the fan cord. Less clutter over the tank. An adjustable/universal adapter came with my fixture so the fans can be set to different voltages/speeds. For reference, the fans are quieter than my vortech or return pump, and I am pretty sensitive to white noise. The fixture comes with an acrylic splash shield that is super easy to slide out for cleaning, as well as a cable hanging kit. Some other manufacturers charge extra for those things.
The Sunlight Supply Elite fixtures would also be a good choice for actively cooled T5HO, but they are not made in the 24" length yet...(hint hint).
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