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FuzzAz 11-21-2007 05:36 PM

CF retrofit question
 
Would I be mistaken to think that a 65 watt 24" CF retrofit kit is to replace the single tube 20 watt light inside my light fixture? I ask because I have a hood with a light fixture that fits and matches the rest of the tank. but I need to get better light than my single 20 watt bulb. Those Coralife setups that sit high over the tank without a lid look nice and normally I wouldn't mind it. But this particular tank is a living room decoration so I would like it to look a little less like a science experiment. So I would like to if I can replace the guts of my current light with better guts while keeping the same outer shell. If I am correct about the purpose of these retrofit kits it there an instruction page somewhere or is it too simple for that. I just want to make sure I buy the right thing.

fish_4_all 11-21-2007 06:18 PM

From what I have read and heard form others, the retrofit kit will fit directly inside a standard light fixture. You remove everything down to the shell and place the new kit inside it.

Sometimes, there can be a heat issue from using CF which can be fixed by getting a small fan thgat is wired right in with everything else.

www.ahsupply.com will answer your specific technical questions and are very helpful. I have never ordered form them and they have answered numerous questions for me in the past.


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