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    Posted: May 20 2008 at 10:15pm
I remember reading a post a while back about some inexpensive light fixtures from the home depot that people use for their refugiums. I can't remember any specifics about them if anyone could refresh my memory?  Thanks,
 
Also what kind of substrate would you recommend for a fuge?
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It is a "Lights of America" (LOA) porch light. I can't find it on their web site.
 
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For substrate I would use fine to medium grade.
 
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Thanks Mike, would you recommend that light or a name brand fixture?
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I had real good luck with that fixture and would use it again.
 
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"Actually, if you are willing to spend a little more, HD has a 65w version of the 27w "Lights of America" unit for about $40 (the 27w unit is around $25)...
 
It is a spiral flourescent bulb that usues 65w of electricity but has comparable lumens to  500w of incandescent lighting Big%20smile
 
Your fuge macros will grow like mad using this fixture Star it blows anything else away!"
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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=lights+of+america&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
These are the 27watt ones. I know the Home Depot on Riverdale Rd east of I-15 on the south side of the road has both sizes. I was just there two weeks ago.
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I cannot verify if these are the exact ones that mike and carlso63 are refering to, but they seemed to match the description when I was looking at them.

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Actually I think it might be this Model #9267
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http://www.melevsreef.com/fuge_bulb.html thought this might be of some help.
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Originally posted by DeepFriedOprah DeepFriedOprah wrote:

Actually I think it might be this Model #9267
I'll stop now, I'm starting to sound like Barcak Hussein Obama, rambling on and on and making no senseLOL
 
 
THAT'S the one, Jason!
 
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Originally posted by DeepFriedOprah DeepFriedOprah wrote:

Actually I think it might be this Model #9267
I'll stop now, I'm starting to sound like Barcak Hussein Obama, rambling on and on and making no senseLOL
 
I have used the bulb that is in the 9027 (same bulb, different fixture) and the chaeto really likes that light, in a bigger fuge the 65W should have insane growth!  I know Home Depot has the 9027.
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i just purchased the 9265 from home depot for my new refugium but im not to great at electrical work. can i just splice the black and white wires to the end of a cut off extension cord?
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Thanks for all your help, I went with the 27W since my refugium isn't that big I thought the 65W would would be overkill for its size. thanks again everyone was very helpful.Smile

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Originally posted by Newbreefer Newbreefer wrote:

i just purchased the 9265 from home depot for my new refugium but im not to great at electrical work. can i just splice the black and white wires to the end of a cut off extension cord?
 
Yes, but - did your light come with 2 or 3 wires?
 
I'm trying to remember but I thought mine also had a green (ground) wire coming out of the light... I know I used a 3 pronged cord and yes I just spliced it together and sealed with some black electrical tape...
 
But if your light has that grounding wire then by all means use a grounded plug on it.
 
 
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If you don't want to cut a an extension cord I bought a light duty tool replacement cord that has a ground.
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got it all figured out thanks guys. there was no ground wire on the light fixture so it was simple and i just used a old 2 prong cord i had laying around. Got my new 25g refuge/podfarm/DSB lit and up and running. That is one intest bulb! i'll post some pics tomorrow Smile, gotta head to work soon.

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