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Old 02-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Retrofit lighting

Can anyone recommend a retrofit kit that has 6 bulbs? I'm having a hard time finding one. I need it to be 48" long. Any suggestions? Please!! I looked into the nova extreme but it says don't put it under a canopy and that's where I want it :/
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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someone recommended this site to me in one of my posts

Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

finished cycling your tank?
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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someone recommended this site to me in one of my posts

Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

finished cycling your tank?
Haha I wish! It's my first build and I don't have any of the equipment yet. I'm just looking into what I need and doing research do I buy things that are good. Id eater save up and then get the stuff that's better for me tank
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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How does everyone feel about these 2?

http://www.aquacave.com/VUE660-48-4-...P1780C314.aspx

http://www.marineandreef.com/WavePoi...p/RWP01021.htm

If add a second kit because I want a 6 bulb setup.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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someone recommended this site to me in one of my posts

Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

finished cycling your tank?
We love the 55W CF 50/50 kit we got from them. Great reflector and easy install (we retrofitted a tank kit hood).
If you're building your own canopy they'd be great too with their 54W Linear kits: 54 Watt Linear Kits.
You can even ask them what they'd recommend for your tank. Might get away with less than you expect.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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We love the 55W CF 50/50 kit we got from them. Great reflector and easy install (we retrofitted a tank kit hood).
If you're building your own canopy they'd be great too with their 54W Linear kits: 54 Watt Linear Kits.
You can even ask them what they'd recommend for your tank. Might get away with less than you expect.

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Well I emailed them! Thanks! My concern is I have really no handiness skills to put it all together. I hope it comes made!
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If you have wire cutters & wire strippers you'll be ok. Instructions are great with the kits.

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If you have wire cutters & wire strippers you'll be ok. Instructions are great with the kits.

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I don't but I'm sure my dad does. He's an electrition.
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Good find that's the best deal I've seen shown on this thread
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