DiY ODNO lighting - what endcaps do you use?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
hooha
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
hooha's Avatar
 
PTrader: (72/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 974
Default

I'm planning on setting up some pairs of ODNO bulbs for lighting in my new tank. They have endcaps @ home depot, but is this safe enough to use for an aquarium? The tank will have a glass canopy on it for a 75 gallon FW aquarium.

If there are water-resistant endcaps available where do you get it? I'd prefer a T12 size and get an adapter for T8 (or T5???)

Thanks in advance
hooha is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-02-2004, 11:50 AM   #2
ninoboy
Wannabe Guru
 
ninoboy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Las Vegas , Nevada
Posts: 1,261
Default

I don't think there is a problem if you have a glass canopy. Look at the Allglass fl. fixture. It's endcaps are not exactly water proof. It doesn't have a cover either and they ask people to use glass canopy to protect it.

Coralife has the waterproof endcaps but quite pricey. Petwarehouse carries them (T8 and T12).
ninoboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 01:47 PM   #3
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

Agreed, if you use a glass canopy, you can use the cheap endcaps from Home Depot with no problems.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap lighting - ODNO GulfCoastAquarian The Planted Tank FAQ 279 02-15-2014 09:01 AM
my adventures with odno Oqsy Lighting 20 07-06-2005 01:56 AM
DiY canopy and NO lighting - how to affix endcaps? hooha DIY 6 06-15-2004 06:14 AM
ODNO wiring... Rolo DIY 15 02-02-2004 01:11 PM
Need advice on lighting a 55 re ODNO Dave J Lighting 11 03-06-2003 01:17 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012