View Full Version : The poor kid's lighting project

01-19-2004, 06:04 PM
This project cost me about 18 bucks
14 for the lightings fixture and 3 for the blue caps which i used to connect the wires . The pictures are bad maybe someone has already done this but yeah i juss figure it out so tell me what you think

01-19-2004, 06:08 PM
Here the inside of the hood without the light bulb

01-19-2004, 06:09 PM
Here's the ballast or how u spell it

01-19-2004, 06:10 PM
Here's how it looks on my tank
Not bad eh, What do you guyz think???

01-19-2004, 07:19 PM
Nice looking set of lights there! :)

01-20-2004, 11:02 AM
Good for you! Its much better and compacter than trying to fit the whole fixture, isnt it? ;) And its not even that hard! ;) You dont need to spend hundreds of dollars for a simple light! ;)

Thanks for the pics! ;D I always love seeing 'success' and someone saving money by diy! ;D

01-20-2004, 11:01 PM
LOL thanks Ronrca

01-21-2004, 12:31 PM
That's the advantage to standard tank sizes!

If you can use 24" or (better) 48" lights you can save a TON o cash by setting up your own lights, even when it needs to be bright for plants.

I backed myself in to a corner and need 18" lights- make/buy was the same price... Lots.. )-: