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Old 04-21-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
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Hi--I too am putting a refugium together and need to ask

a question or two.

LIGHTING-

I have a ten gallon plexi tank I'll be using. I have the pump and I have a continuous overflow. I have already buiit all the plumbing and I included a flow control.

I have researched some lighting and decided to go with a Lights of America 65W floodlight. The problem with this is that I am not an electrician and to connect this particular light you have to connect wires and secure with wire nuts to an existing outdoor floodlight outlet. The problem is that I do not have an outlet and need to build one. My question is HOW can this be done? I need suggestions. Do I just purchase one on those orange extention cords, cut it leaving a few feet, splice the wires together and plug it into a wall outlet?

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Basically, yes. I did something similar with the shoplights on my FW tank. The light came with bare wires, and we just used some wire nuts to hook it to a cord with a plug, and used electrical tape to secure the wire nuts. Just make sure you know which wire is which, and if the fixture doesn't have a ground wire, see if there's a grounding screw on the case to hook the ground wire to.
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Basically, yes. I did something similar with the shoplights on my FW tank. The light came with bare wires, and we just used some wire nuts to hook it to a cord with a plug, and used electrical tape to secure the wire nuts. Just make sure you know which wire is which, and if the fixture doesn't have a ground wire, see if there's a grounding screw on the case to hook the ground wire to.
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I have the same setup. I just cut the end off of a computer cord and hard wired it together. Do not buy a cord I have thousands. Probably only like 50 cent to ship it.
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