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Old 11-20-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Help with finding light fixture

I've had this AquaTech 5 aquarium for years now, but recently the light fixture broke. Every time I put a bulb in it now the bulb immediately burns out. I contacted Marineland, who made AquaTech, and they said this model has been discontinued for years. They said I could try to find a new hood for the Eclipse 6 system. (The light is attached to the underside of the hood) I looked online and found one seller but it was out of stock. I've pretty much decided that I'll have to buy a different light fixture. The problem is I can't find one that will fit right. The length it needs to sit on is about 15 inches, but if course there are none of those, (that I know of). The best thing I've come up with is a Marineland 11 inch LED light fixture for $30. I think I might be able to attach something to extend the length to make it fit.

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It needs to go across about where the ruler is, but the ends need to sit on the rims on both sides.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:28 AM   #3
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either fashion a light into the existing hood with glue, epoxy, or anything else or run it open top and use an led fixture that expands out. I know marineland makes them for sure. I'll see if i can dig something up for you and post up a link.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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either fashion a light into the existing hood with glue, epoxy, or anything else or run it open top and use an led fixture that expands out. I know marineland makes them for sure. I'll see if i can dig something up for you and post up a link.
I didn't think to just glue it to the lid :/ I think that would work perfectly with the Marineland 11 inch. I've thought of open top but I want to keep it covered.

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Anytime good luck.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Ok, haven't gotten anything yet. Would condensation be a problem for a light like the marineland led $30 one?
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If the light is made for aquariums it should be all right. THey are made to handle condensation. I would suggest two part epoxy glue to attach it. Very strong glue that will not give way due to water vapor. Clear silicone might work too. I have used it to attach things in a shower.
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If the light is made for aquariums it should be all right. THey are made to handle condensation. I would suggest two part epoxy glue to attach it. Very strong glue that will not give way due to water vapor. Clear silicone might work too. I have used it to attach things in a shower.
Ok, thanks a lot!
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