I would NOT recommend placing the MH
or associated pc
ballasts in your plastic hood. Also, for what its worth, the Coralife folks do not recommend tearing down the lighting fixture to 'retro' it. At the very least, I would send it back and spend a lot less $$ on some retro parts and diy
if thats the road your going down. BTW
, the drawing El Diablo posted is exactly how I did it. I didn't like it at first, but after I drill and secure the wood to the legs and paint the wood a nice flat black, I think it'll all be good..