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Old 10-15-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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need helpl on lighting

i have a 10 gallon planted with 2 live platns and 7 walmart seeds and bulbs and i have an all glass 15W flourecent right now and i want to up grade to a power compact or whatever is best. And i have a 10 gallon btw and its 20" what size bulbs are for the 20" ? i just need something quick so my plants wont die. this is what i was looking at if theres better but not more than 60 bucks tell me.

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Satellite Power Compact Fixture w/ Lunar Light Single Satellite 20 inch
1X40W 1-Lunar Light 21.00" X 5.50" X 2.75" $54.00
$49.00

http://www.marineandreef.com/shoppro...satellite.html
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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Check out AHSupply.com and get their 2x13w PC retrofit kit. It is very easy to install into the hood you already have, just get yourself a glass top for the tank and ditch the plastic hood assembly, as these lights are warm.

Here's the link http://ahsupply.com/twox.htm - look at product #21301, $14.99, bulbs extra, but you will come out ahead.
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:05 PM   #3
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and just for comparison, here's a coralife fixture that's 20", a 28watt PC bulb: http://www.hellolights.com/201xcoraqpch.html
$35, but the bulb in it is for saltwater, so add another $14 for a 6700K.

I think the AHSupply kits are great, and you don't need to be very 'handy' to assemble it. But still I offered the above alternative 'just in case'.
Keep in mind that PC bulbs are usable until they burn out...unlike normal fluorescents that lose too much spectrum after 9-12 months to remain usable.
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:36 PM   #4
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i kind of want to keep my hoos its and all glass full hood ...
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:13 PM   #5
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I have an all-glass full hood for my 29...I don't really care for it. It's got a plexiglass opening, and limits where you can place the light fixture.
a 2x13 watt kit will fit lengthwise in your 20" fixture, meaning you'd retro-fit it (gut the old parts out, basically leaving just the black housing for the new kit).

But, don't let me force you into doing something you don't want to do.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:00 PM   #6
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its not that its just i dont have the money for it..
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1 Gold fish ( Fatty )
1 Black Moore ( Negro)
1 Plec
4 Ghost Shrimp
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10 Gallon Regent Tank
Penguin 125 Bio-wheel
All-Glass Full Hood with light timer.
10-15 Whisper Heater
Carib Sea Marine Sand White ( Looks Very Nice )
7 Live plants
4 Neon Tetras
1 Fancy Guppy
2 plecs
1 Upsidedown Catfish
2 Corydoras
6 Ghost Shrimp
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:02 PM   #7
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i just want something to put on top of my all-glass hood so all im replacing is my florescent fixture.
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1 Black Moore ( Negro)
1 Plec
4 Ghost Shrimp
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Penguin 125 Bio-wheel
All-Glass Full Hood with light timer.
10-15 Whisper Heater
Carib Sea Marine Sand White ( Looks Very Nice )
7 Live plants
4 Neon Tetras
1 Fancy Guppy
2 plecs
1 Upsidedown Catfish
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