So I lucked out and someone I work with gave me a free aquarium that I plan to use for a refugium. I stopped by the petstore and got a 16 Gallon bowfront and then headed to the hardware store.
After about an hour there (and very happy that I found 6500k bulbs) I headed to the checkout. The cashier looked down into my cart and then look back up at me and smirked. Then the bagger girl giggled... I was puzzled...
(At this point in the story I feel it nessicery to explain that I have hair half way down my back. I'm a guitarist, not a hippie... but the un-informed often mistake me for one. )
So I look down in my cart and notice that I have:
2 - florescent ballasts
4 - 20 watt florescent bulbs that have "GROW LIGHTS" in giant letters printed on them.
1 - Electrical timer with "great for indor growing!" printed on it.
1 - water pump
Lots of PVC
odds and ends, and PVC
So I said "oh, it's for an aquarium...." and they just giggled and replied "Uh huh... good luck growing fish!"
Lol... I shoulda mailordered this stuff!
(if anyone didn't get what was going on, all that equipment is the same stuff you'd buy to make a hydroponic setup to grow Marajuana.)