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Old 01-06-2005, 05:28 PM   #11
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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..

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Old 01-07-2005, 09:44 AM   #12
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Well, I got the light last night and temporarily set it on top of the canopy. All I can say is WOW!!!! These lights make such a difference! I only ran the MH for about an hour because I wanted to make sure I could monitor the heat since the lights are temporarily sitting on top of a plastic canopy. I am definitely going to do something else for a permanent fix, but this will do for today until I can get to Lowes this afternoon. I can't wait to get back to my house though to see the tank again. I can't believe the difference it makes.

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