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Old 12-10-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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Doin DIY lights... help plz

Hi guys, im starting a Diy custom lighting for my 20g's nano. It will give about 100 w of lighting. Basicaly it will be in wood and maintained by fiber glass. i would just need some photos, perhaps you have some or perhaps you can indicate any sites that would help.
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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No pictures, but a suggestion. If your diagram is accurate, it appears as though you will have 5 NO (I'm assuming) bulbs totaling 100w. I think it would be much more efficient, and cheaper, to instead go with power compacts. A PowerQuad, by www.customsealife.com would do great, or even 2 individual PC's if you want one bulb to turn on earlier for a "dawn" effect. Either way it will be better lighting.
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Old 12-10-2003, 12:35 PM   #3
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the thing is... i already have 3 15watts on it...
im planning to add sumthin like 2 more 30w, it will cost me less than 100$ can

will it do the same?
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For about 100 bucks you can get a dual 55 watt compact fluorescent kit from ahsupply.com. It comes with everything you would need to install in many different applications. You would have 110 watts of light and room to upgrade in the future by adding more pc's if desired. I'm not sure what the fiberglass is about? My custom hood is all wood with a 2x55 watt reflectors mounted on 3/4" standoffs right to the wood.
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can you post pics plz...
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I'll try and take some when I get home tonight and post for tomorrow.
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Here is a picture of a PowerQuad retro mounted right into the hinged lid of a canopy I made.
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gonna move this to the DIY forum for proper exposure.
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Old 12-12-2003, 02:06 PM   #9
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for $50.00 I will sell you a fulham 128w ballast pre-wired with 2 straight pin connectors.. Heck I can even throw in some used for 2 or so month 55w 10k PC bulbs


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