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Hi,

For those of you who had read my previous posts, i have a coralife aqualight light system and i wanted to get 8800k bulbs but the problem was that the 8800k bulbs are only available in the square pin configuration, and my aqualight has a straight pin configuration.

Despite what worries i had about having to rewire my aqualight, i ordered the bulbs and a pair of square pin configuration end caps.

So i got it today, and was getting to rewire my aqualight when i found out that i don't have to rewire it after all! When i unscrewed my Aqualight end caps, i found out that the wires are connected directly to the pin sockets, and all i had to do was plug the pins of the bulb directly to the Pin sockets! No cutting necessary! So i guess with minor modifications, aqualights are compatible with both straight pin and square pin bulbs!
 

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My coralife aqualight is a 2 x 65 watt fixture. THe fixture has 2 ballasts, one for each bulb. Thats all i know about the ballasts.

The bulbs i got were labeled 55/65 watt bulbs: http://www.reefgeek.com/products/categories/lighting/103031.html

Right now i have 1 8800k, 55/65 watts bulb plugged in, and 1 6700k 65 watt bulb plugged in. 8800k definitely looks a lot better but having both on brings out the best result, but 2 of them on at the same time is too bright for my aquarium (130 watts over 20 gallons).

The new 8800k bulb is noticeably bright, but that could be due to several factors: new bulb vs 8 month old bulb, different colour sprectrums, etc...
 
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