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Old 12-02-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
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Compact Flourescent Lighting

Does anyone know where i can find a gread deal on CFL Fixure or retrofit kit or know of a website that has a diy on it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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you can take a look on my site, i have alot of PC lighting.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:48 AM   #3
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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Will a 24" fixture be good enough for a 30" Tank. there is only a 3" gap on either side. I am planning on puting a 24" with 2-55 watt bulbs. Does it really have to be a 30" Fixture?
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Coralife makes a 30" fixture that has 2-65 watt bulbs offset slightly to make up for the 24" length of the bulbs.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:35 PM   #6
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But i found a great deal on a dual 24" CFL. Will that work too.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:12 AM   #7
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Not really. The 3" on either side of the light will leave "shadow" areas where you will not be able to place much and rock will not get as good coralline growth. It would still work for the most part but you'd be suprised how much better the 30" would be.

Why not PM Darin and see if you can come to an arrangement ($$) on the 30"?

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I would be glad to help. There are alot of 30" hood options avalible.
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anyone try aquatraders? they have real good prices but was wondering how the product was...
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Aquatraders is good for a deal but i beleive they are selling mostly used equipment.
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