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Old 03-02-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Ebay cheap PC lighting !!220W $89.99 buy now

Just thoughtI'd let you guys know I saw this today To bad I already ordered my stuff

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46314
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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WOW that may be worth picking up just to have around when I upgrade
Thanks for pointing it out.

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Seems too good too be true Any word on quality of the ballasts/bulbs? When something seems too good to be true....it usually is but I'll be quiet for now
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:13 PM   #4
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ya I was thinking,but I mean for the price and being that there are others as cheap as I am it would be worth a shot.
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These have been around for awhile. I have had mine running for about 5 months. They are decent but do generate a little bit of heat and only have one cord so you cannot have the daylights and the actnics on a separate timer. Hell, I think I paid less for the one I got.

I considered adding another one but I think the heat would cause a problem.
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I considered adding another one but I think the heat would cause a problem.
Is the PC fixture enclosed in a hood or is exposed on top of the tank? If it is in a hood would installing a small fan like this work? http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...2&dept_id=%2D2

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Old 03-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #7
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I first had mine on a glass top. Heated my water up badly. Then I built a canopy that rasied the light about 3-4" off the water. Heat problem solved.

My light sits flush with the top of the light so the switches are exposed. We used 1x6's for the surround and I use 2 1x6's to fill in the gaps on either side of the light.

If it was a bit tall, I could get an 80mm PC fan in ther no problem. I could get a 60mm but it is not a problem for me. I can smell the fixture when I come into the house so I know it gets warm. I am not sure about that fan but anything would work. I think most people just put an exhaust fan on. I saw one pic recently that had a small desk fan in there ...
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