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Old 12-12-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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Better Lights?


I have a standard fluro 3 foot light fixture with 2 x 30w lights (actinic and white). I know that's not a lot of light for a 3 foot aquarium (45G).

Are there any other lights I can get to insert into that sort of fixture which give a greater amount of wattage? I have no room to add a third light because of the aquarium hood, plus I am unable to find a single tube 3 foot light fixture which has an external balist.

Any help would be great.

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Old 12-12-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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the internal ballast will only handle 30w bulbs. To get more light you will have to change the fixture or get a retrofit kit that will fit into your existing fixture. Your best bet would be to get a 30" pc fixture Or a vho set. Pc prices are coming down so if you keep an eye on ebay you might be able to get a good deal. I got a 24" jebo pc with 130 watts for about 50 on ebay.
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