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Old 10-16-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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what do i need for this DIY

i want to use these in my garage for a fish tank project and was wondering what else i need besides the bulb to make it work ..? basically i dont know what the bulb goes in and i need a link to where to get one and something to mount it so it will work . heres the link to the bulb http://www.1000bulbs.com/product.php?product=9190

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It screws into any standard incandescent light socket.

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Old 10-17-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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Finding a reflector will be tough for that bulb. I've heard that the spiral bulbs are inefficient for aquarium lighting due to lots of re-strike. Anyone ever try to peice together a DIY reflector/hood with these bulbs?

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It seems over on RC most people use them as pendents.. they use standard medal flood light reflectors hung up pendent style. I would think that horrizontal or tilted slightly would help with these, maybe a wing type reflector, like the ones they make for MH lighting.
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