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Old 02-20-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I have a question about my light/hood assembly.
I just bought a beautiful 55 gallon All-Glass tank and hood. I really like the looks of my hood. It matches my home décor perfectly.
Here is my dilemma: I am told that the All-Glass full length hood can only hold a 40w bulb max!!! From what I read, 40w isn't going to let me grow the plants that I want in my aquarium.
Since I really like the hood assembly that I have, is there anyway I can modify this hood to accept a higher wattage bulb. Perhaps purchasing a different electronic ballast will allow me to put a higher wattage bulb in the assembly? Is this possible or will I have to purchase an entirely different hood?

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This is possible but the problem is the higher output bulbs put out more head and pose a threat to the plastic hood.

All Glass also sells double and tripple light fixtures. The light output will still only be 40W per bulb.

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if youre in to diy you could strip out the hood and install VHO with a remote ballast, and if youre still worried about bulb heat an exhaust fan or two.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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They also sell PC fixtures to fit into your existing hood.

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