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Old 05-29-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Ok I found a kit on aqua cave its a 24"x2 24w bulbs and I was wondering if this would fit into a standard aquarium hood it's a 29g aquarium if not I also found a 55w compact that will fit Btw I was going to put the following plants in dwarf hair grass or saggitaria dwarf green ozelot swords ludwigia reopens banana plants java fern and bacopa Australis Any suggestions on anything?
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if you can get a 2 tube kit into a 1 tube hood, so I'd suggest some serious research to make sure. I've done 2 PCF retrofit kits on the same size hood you have and they work great.

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Lol that's the 55w CP I was looking at
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May I ask y u put the ballast on the outside of the fixture instead of the inside I would think it would be more exposed to moisture
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May I ask y u put the ballast on the outside of the fixture instead of the inside I would think it would be more exposed to moisture
It won't fit inside the hood, so it's mount outside on the hood or have it remotely mounted (hanging?). It's a sealed electronic ballast, so there's been no issues with moisture invasion. Having it remotely mounted wasn't appealing to me because when I remove the fixture for any reason, I wanted the whole thing to come off rather than dealing with multiple elements.
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Ahh ok well that's the kit I will be ordering soon so ill be having some fun with it
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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It's a great kit IMO/E and feel free to ask me any questions if you need to.

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