02-10-2008, 06:28 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
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| | Re: NOW it's getting costly - ?
The AH Supply website gives the dimensions of each of their kits, so you know when you order them, how much room you need. I assume you are fitting these into an existing light fixture? If so it was probably a single tube fixture. That does present a few problems. And, those lights do produce some heat, so enclosing them without good air circulation is a bad idea. I use a little fan in my fixture to keep them cooler, and more importantly, to keep them from heating the tank water so much. If you have room for a little fan, either visit a Radio Shack place for one, or to get a better quality and better price, visit some website stores to find one. A fan makes a big difference.
I don't have any glass between my lights and the water. No problems to date.
EDIT: You can use 55 watt bulbs in that kit if you wish. Same ballast. (To be absolutely sure, email AHS)