Fluorex Lighting question
I am looking at DIY lighting for a 30gallon tank. Becuase of an unusually shaped piece of driftwood I am making a custom top and I have been exploring different types of lighting. I came across the Fluorex bulbs. I understand the restrike with them is fairly high and if they are kept in their normal casing overheating tends to be a problem. My plan is to take apart the casing and retrofit them into my custom hood which will hang above my aquarium.
Now my question is, can these light bulbs just screw into a normal lighting fixture or do I have to buy the whole Fluorex floodlight fixture? Thanks!