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Old 05-19-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Question Retrofit Kits for lighting

I have had my 135 gal glass tank for many years. It came with a 48" 40w flourescent tube light in a 72" narrow light hood. This fixture is shot. I found many burn marks in the plastic. I have been looking at new lighting and am appalled at the pricing (some of the prices being just short of the down payment on a new truck). Has anyone used one of the retrofit kits? I have been looking at the Sunpaq retrofit kits but I am not sure the dual daylight lamps will fit. I want plant this tank heavily, so the old 40w isn't very good for that in any case.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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there are some cheap places to get t5ho if thats what your looking for. i have used the ahsupply retro fit not too hard. once you figure out what the wires are. i would messure how wide the fixture you have is now then look to see how wide the sunpaq is.

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Thanks! I found what I was looking for at Catalina Aquarium.
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forgot to say if you call them they will switch the bulbs out to what ever you want.
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Oh really? That good to know. Thanks.
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