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Old 05-08-2004, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was looking at the clearance lights here
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...04+2033+113030
specifically the smartlight striplight 24" by Custom Sealife.
The bulbs that come with the fixture are inappropriate for a planted aquarium as they are actinic and 10000K. What lamps go in this fixture? Do they make them in 6500k?
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iris600,

I think your best bet is to get everything from AH Supply at:

http://ahsupply.com/index.html

Everyone recommends them. Besides offering the very best components they seem to be the cheapest. I will order 2x55W, and 6x55 kits someday when I get the money.

If you need advice on what configuration to get tell us about the tank.

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Just tell the sales person that you need the bulbs switched out to 6500K. They are on clearance because custom sealife has gone out of business.
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I have a ten gallon, very basic, and I have heard such good thingd about AH supply but I am no good at DYI things and my current hood is a bad flourescent/plastic. It's not really a planted tank yet..making it into one. I have the substrate, the ferts, need the lighting/plants before I can get things going.
I have talked to Rytuken who would amke me a cd light for about 100-120 bucks... but this light from custom sealife is cheaper.
What kind of bulbs go in this fixture? Straight pin? What do I need to look for as far as choosing a bulb to fit this fixture?
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