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  1. Default Acrylic Clear For Life lighting!


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    First off...hello. :) I'm new here. I'm Sean and I just bought a 15-s 15 gallon acrylic tank from Clear For Life. It came with a black light hood cover and a clear thingy that slides out from under it (obviously covers the tank). I bought it not knowing that the stupid thing doesn't come with a lighting fixture. I took the empty 30inch long cover to Home Depot and they were clueless about how to put in a light. I googled and researched, and it says to buy a Clear For Life 24" Retrofit fixture.

    My question...The black cover is basically just a big trough looking thing but has only four small holes on one side of the cover--it also has 4 pinhead-sized holes along the side. How the heck do I mount a light in this thing? Are these holes for a retrofit fixture to just screw in? And how do I plug the light into an outlet? I'm super frustrated here--if anyone has a detailed explanation or pictures of theirs that's similar to this, I'd MUCH appreciate it! Looking forward to participating on here more! Thanks

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    How about pictures of yours first for those of us who are unfamiliar with the product?

    It's always a good idea to show what you are talking about.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Here it is. It's just a long 30" black cover and the 4 holes are all that's on it. Except for the pinhead-sized holes that won't show up in the pictures.

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    here it is
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    You answered your own question, You just didn't follow through. :-P

    Get the 30" version here, You will need bulbs also obviously. I suggest 6500K for a planted tank [If you are going that route].
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    You answered your own question, You just didn't follow through. :-P

    Get the 30" version here, You will need bulbs also obviously. I suggest 6500K for a planted tank [If you are going that route].

    But I have no idea what comes in the kit. I don't understand why there are 4 holes (do I put in 2 light fixtures?) and I don't get how the thing plugs into the wall. I mean how does an outlet fit through those tiny holes?

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    I have a seaclear tank and light hood (40 gallon). It looks like yours is set up to add 2 lights. I bought mine with a single light/ballast already installed (paid extra) but I just installed the second light/ballast in the empty slot. Once you have the light fixture in front of you, all those holes make alot more sense. The holes on the ends are for the electrical cord and there should be some predrilled holes on top for the on/off switch and to hold the fixture in place. On mine, these holes were filled with a smooth disc that was easy to pop out. I hope this helps. Again, it all kind of falls into place once you have everything in front of you and I am not a DIY type of person.

    edit, sorry-misread your post and that you had seaclear not lear for life, the hoods look so similar! you shouldn't have any problem
    Last edited by RylandVT; 11-29-2012 at 12:23 AM.

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