Why Did You Pull The Trigger?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by ReefSparky, Oct 23, 2009.

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On Any Component Of Your Reef System, What Was Most Important To Satisfy?

  1. Getting the lowest price

    14 vote(s)
    17.1%
  2. Getting the best quality

    61 vote(s)
    74.4%
  3. Getting the newest version (latest/greatest)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. None of the above (please list).

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    I spent a lot of time researching light fixtures.

    I really liked the idea of an all-in-one sort of solution... I wanted 1 power cable, actinics, daylights, and moonlights all integrated into one unit. (this fit under "other" in the poll to me)

    I ended up doing even better and getting the timers built in as well.

    I love my lights.
     
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  3. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It appears that so far, quality is far and away, the leading motivator. Keep 'em coming, folks.
     
  4. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    I think if the first option was "value" instead of "lowest price" it would be a bit closer.

    ~Will.
     
  5. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a good consideration. Perhaps value should have been added in addition to lowest price, as they are definitely not the same thing. :)
     
  6. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    :lol: And was it a worthy expenditure? :lol:
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, he knocked me up only 5 months after we got married so it's costing me a lot more than the price that I was originally quoted :lol:
     
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  9. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    These hobbies always end up being more expensive than you originally think! :lol:;D
     
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  10. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    That would have to be my lights. Must have spent about 4 months deciding that one. I ended up saving up the money until I got the one I REALLY wanted. Went with ATI fixtures.
     
  11. ZachB

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    Mine is a combination of price / quality / value. I will spend more on the product if it's going to be higher quality and perform better. However if it's cheaper but obviously a better value or perform better then I would go with that product. Lots of stuff to consider but I would rather pay more and buy once. Good reviews are also a big part of the decision.
     
  12. Av8Bluewater

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    Good quality for a good price. I've spent more time researching bulbs than anything. Except the algae scrubber not sure if that counts it's homeade.