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Old 04-02-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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I'm a cheepskate, so if I can get a better deal and not suffer too much by way of a loss of quality I will go for the cheaper price.

I am looking at either an All-Glass 30" CF hood with that GE 9325(whatever)K bulb 55watt (69 usd at big al's)

OR a 55watt brite kitt from Ahsupply.com

which is the best deal... I would like to order other things from big al to offset the cost of shipping for JUST a damn light.. but if the AH supply light system is that much better(can only see that maybe the reflector wil be better) maybe ill swallow the 8.95 shipping..

If you got a comparison sight or review sites post links.... I really just want a light to be able to grow some low-light plants.(trying to compete with the stupid diatom problem i got---without filtering the water for silicates or buying a RO system) along with adding some plants to the aquairum.
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Old 04-02-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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I used the AH Supply kit for my 29 Gallon.

But after chaning from a moderatly planted tank to a moderately-heavy planted tank, I am adding a dual strip light to the setup.
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Old 04-02-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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remember the bright light kit is a retro fit for your existing light strip. the all-glass is a complete hood.
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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remember the bright light kit is a retro fit for your existing light strip. the all-glass is a complete hood.
It's not only limited to retrofiting. I ordered the AHSupply bright kit and built a hood entirley from scratch following the provided directions. I have minimal wood working skills and it was extremely easy.

I was in the same lingo - to choose the AHS kit or AGA strip. I'm gald I went with AHS because of the great reflector, plus greater ventilation from a building your own hood.

Though If the reason you want the AGA is because of the GE 9325K, I would get that. I love this bulb. At the last minute I was going to get the AGA b/c that bulb outweighed the pros of the AHS kit, but then I found someone local who sold it to me for $18; letting me go for the AHS kit.
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Ok, yeah, I wasn't clear...I just wanted to emphasize that the AH kit was a kit of parts, not a complete hood. i.e. 'some assembly required'.

That's what I get for posting when it's a busy work day.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
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malkore, Do you have a picture of your 20g with the Rams. I'm thinking of doing something similar with a 29g.
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