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PostPosted: 2003.04.03(Thu)8:34    Post subject: incadescent to fluorescent lights Reply with quote

I have just purchased a used 33 gallon (36x12) Hagen tank. It has an incadescent lighting top. I would like to change it to a fluorescent one. My husband feels I can go to the hardware store and purchase incadescent lighting for it and save money by not having to buy a new top.Is there any truth to this or is there some other way I can convert it? I love the fluorescent light distribution in a tank and the absence of heat that the other puts out.Thanks
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PostPosted: 2003.04.03(Thu)8:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

darn . I made a mistake in my post .. wanted to say , my husband wants me to go buy fluorescent lights to replace the incadescent ones ....( I read the darn thing twice before I posted. It looked good and still didn't get it right ... sorry )
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PostPosted: 2003.04.03(Thu)12:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

You SHOULD be able to replace the bulbs. However, you may want to do a test fit just to be sure.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.03(Thu)16:11    Post subject: incadescent to fluorescent Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply. We'll do that Smile
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PostPosted: 2003.04.11(Fri)22:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

if its not too late you can purchase screw in flourescent full spectrum bulbs which are much more efficient than regular flourescents and then you can save your hood just ber sure you get the proper "color "bulb
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PostPosted: 2003.05.13(Tue)16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you can, you need a ballast, bulb sockets, bulbs and a hood to attach it to.
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