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    Ok so I went to HD and looked at the lights... Hmm, they all have to be suspended and not flush mounted.

    Looked at AH supply. Its a good idea and I could get a lot of wattage out of it but is still a little more than I would like to spend after getting the bulbs.

    I think I'm looking into MCHRKiller's idea some more.
    75 gallon project
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlbehere
    Ok so I went to HD and looked at the lights... Hmm, they all have to be suspended and not flush mounted.
    Nope, they don't need to be suspended. I built a hood a few years back and mounted those fixtures to it. You simply take the reflector off, run a couple of screws through the top of the fixture and into the hood, and then replace the reflectors. Rather easy to do. I'll look for the pictures of what I did.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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    Cool thanks
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    I looked around and unfortunately I can't find my pictures. Don't know what happened to them.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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    Ok, thats fine. It does seem pretty easy to do. What do I do about the pull switch if I want them on timers... does it matter?
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    Get the ones without the pull switch. :)
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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    Grr.... Those where the only ones I saw... I'm going to look again. If I could find the parts my dad said he can DIY a light for me.
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    You can get the ballasts and sockets for T8's at HD as well. The only thing you would need then is a good reflector.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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    I think that is what I'm going to look into. I showed my Dad the Nova HOt5 fixture and told him I needed a light like that on a bigger scale and he looked at me like I was crazy. But, only because it was really simple once you have the parts to make. It was more of a "are you doubting my abilities" look ;)
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    Wiring ballasts to sockets and a plug isn't really that difficult. The trick is wiring multitap MH ballasts with a capacitor to sockets and a plug. lol
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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