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Safely coverting Eclipse lights to AHS PCs

Eclipses can make nice, quick low light, slow grow planted

YOu can boost them with PCs using kits such as those from

But note that the cover that keep the Eclipse bulb from
getting splashed will not fit over the AHS light.

One chaep way to redcue the risks is to cover the smaller
PCs with a length of fluoresscent light cover.  This is
clear plastic tubing that's sold at homedepot, etc. as a
covering for long T12 fluorescents -- it's inteneded to
contain the glass in case the glas tub is shattered.  It
comes with a black plastic end cap to fit over the pins. 
You can cut this to adapt.

The ends will be open but it will prevent most splash
hazaards and the bulb heat will drive off small amounts of

I haven't found a simple fix for the larger PCs.

Scott H.

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