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How would u advise some 1 without to much knowledge in this..

"in my mind,, Its taking the sockets mounting them to something then powering them,,,. is it posssible for you to help me out trying this.. I know this is not the case at all..

also for the switches i was thinking,, Just get a powerbar,, n turn it off at night or but the power bar on the timer :)
You have it right, the sockets are mounted to the hood, all of their wires come together into one cord and the cord is plugged into a timer. The other switches control other things in the tank, filter, heater, co2 injector, etc.

Also, how many cfls do you think id need to make a 75g tank 2.5w/g (but the thing is with tinfoil as reflector...) Im guess there would be alot of loss of lighting.
The cfl hood works alright, but as I've said before the only reason I built it was to save money, the tank is 3' long and there are not many really low cost options for it, your 75 on the other hand is 4' long, the same size as a standard shoplight, three shoplights with a total of 6 bulbs would put out the same light as around 12 20watt cfl's each with their own socket, the shoplights would cost less han half as much as that many bulbs and sockets and I think make a lot more sense for your tank.
 

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Beautiful tank!

That looks like an Aquatek regulator - how has it been working for you?
Regulator is awesome, I have since taken down the 34 and set up a 75, have not been very active on the forums but it is a DIY masterpiece...

The aquatek regulator is running on the 75 now. never a problem with it.
 
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