Aqua Medic 72" Reef T5/MH combo with Good Bulbs

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Unit is in very good condition. MH Ballasts are 250W and are like new. Internal Ballasts just changed by electrician. Unit has 5 fans and switched Moonlights. ALL lights work. Additionally....... No salt build up and runs Very quiet.
Located in Wisconsin. Prefer local Pickup but can ship at Buyers expense. ( Can tell you the unit is heavy as are Ballasts and shipping estimate throughout US average is $110 !!
Price - $175

This is a hard to find 72" as many hobbyists have to settle with Twin 48" units. Has Hanging Brackets/cables attached.

*** Also have an additional unit which works well with CF blue bulbs. Only $110 !!

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Great price.
Most t5 and LED hybrid light goes for at least $1200 or more.
Good luck with your sale.

Around $450.

I love these lights, just hate buying bulbs vs LED.

But,....I still think MH with actinics grow better corals than LED's.
 
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Ouch . . . shiping shows as $88.00
Roughly $225 to your door. Ballasts are literally new

All of the shipping companys are crazy,....on "over size" shipping !

I used to build 1/4 scale, remote control, dirt, winged, sprint cars.
Back from 1992 to 2008, shipping in th USA was from $42.00 to a max of $70.00.
After 2008, it went to $90.00 to $225.00

6' RC airplane wings were $15.00 to $25.00.
Then went up to $40.00 to $65.00.

So, with a lot of my business being out of my state, I had little sales left because of shipping costs.

I had the 1/4 scale Sprint Car sales even to Australian racing clubs, and they paid what ever the shipping, but when
it went from $125.00 to $315, that was over.

It SUCKS, I loved my RC building hobby and sales !

Sorry to vent, but shipping cost and even stamps for a B day card has gone crazy !
 
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It is Unfortunate yes........... Prices up and quality of service down. Oct 1st last year, USPS had announced quality improvement and assured 2 day priority would be two day raising rates from sm flat rate $5.95 to $7.15 and now it is 2-3 day arrival 4 months later. They know you need their services and like food and gas, they have control of rates. Love when USPS says they are losing money, and despite postage hikes, they also utilize and receive package services from Emery, UPS and FedEx as added revenue but keep that as ghost revenue.
We have a company here in WI called SpeeDee which is overnite BUT within Wi and would ship for $37 overnite.

All of the shipping companys are crazy,....on "over size" shipping !

I used to build 1/4 scale, remote control, dirt, winged, sprint cars.
Back from 1992 to 2008, shipping in th USA was from $42.00 to a max of $70.00.
After 2008, it went to $90.00 to $225.00

6' RC airplane wings were $15.00 to $25.00.
Then went up to $40.00 to $65.00.

So, with a lot of my business being out of my state, I had little sales left because of shipping costs.

I had the 1/4 scale Sprint Car sales even to Australian racing clubs, and they paid what ever the shipping, but when
it went from $125.00 to $315, that was over.

It SUCKS, I loved my RC building hobby and sales !

Sorry to vent, but shipping cost and even stamps for a B day card has gone crazy !
 

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I agree.

I'll have to see if we have that SpeedDee, sounds like a great alternative.

I hate to not, ....use USPS, and would hate to see them go under after so many years, but it comes down to cost, like not buying from our local fish stores, but we're not wealthy people, so we must crunch to numbers. If we didn't, we coukd only afford a 10g tank, versus 125g. Know what I mean ?

Like, when raced 360 winged sprints for 15 years, if we did not have awesome sponsors, there's no way,.....we could race.

Anyway, we all must pinch dollars, including shipping. When I bought a nice used 6' long lighting system, shipping the heavy balasts were almost more expensive than the big box of the light !
 
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Ballasts are the issue for shipping cost. There are three boxes ( ballasts ) which weigh almost 39". They are the new style and the dimensions contribute to the costs as is the dimensions of the box for the MH combo which Very fortunately.... I Do have.
I think shipping the ballasts separately will ease the packing but will raise the shipping. I am prepared to eat the additional costs for that but it will also be safer.
 
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