re: Needle valves; T-8 light fixture

>sure I will be able to find a local distributor for it. Can anyone indicate
>sources (mail-order or common chain stores) and models for 1-foot wide
>shoplight or surface-mounted 4x4T8 fixtures? I do not have access to

I found that having someone custom-make my hood was cheaper than any
commercial hood.

All you really need is a box the size of your tank top. Make the box out of
wood or ABS plastic. Turn it upside down. Attach standard fluorescent end
caps to the inside of the box with glue, screws, or even velcro. Wire them
and leave the ballast outside the box. You'll find the box and lamps weigh
very little. By putting the ballast outside, you reduce the heat under the

Greg. Tong
San Francisco, CA, USA
gtong at sirius_com

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