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Old 05-12-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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I need to upgrade the lights in my hood. I have a friend that will wire everthing for me. He gets his electric supplies locally. Is there a difference between VHO bulbs and blast. you would buy at an electric supply and ones you would buy from an aquarium dealer? Can you use either?

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You can use the ballasts that your friend can get from the electical supply house. Be sure to use the correct ballast for the size/type of bulb you have. Your electrician friend will know which one to get. You will want to get bulbs made specifically for fish tanks unless you are doing a FW planted tank. Most of the commercially available general purpose bulbs are too far in the red end of the spectrum. What kind of tank are you considering?
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I have a reef tank. 75 gal. It has been set up for about 8 months. The lights on it now are 4 45 watt. All I have had up until now are fish and lr. I want to get some corals so I need to up grade. Should the end caps be the same for standard bulbs as thoughs for the aquarium ones?
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