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Top 7 PC & MH Lighting Retrofit Kit Picks

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In the constant quest for more wattage in the same space, many saltwater aquarium hobbyists choose to upgrade their existing fluorescent lighting by using a retrofit kit to convert the light hood or canopy over to hold either PC (Power Compact) or MH (Metal Halide) bulbs, rather than buying a complete new setup. Did you know there are even lighting retrofit kits made to upgrade the small Aquarium Systems brand Eclipse tanks?

1. Coralife AquaLight Power Compact Retrofit Kits

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Upgrade your old reef tank lighting with these cost effective Power Compact fixtures. Coralife AquaLight Retrofit kits are available in 24" to 72" lengths. These PC's can provide plenty of light to grow the most demanding SPS and LPS corals. These fixtures include a remote electronic ballast, moisture resistant end caps, highly polished reflector, two on/off switches and two power cords. No wiring is necessary and installation hardware is included.
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2. Coralife Dual Light Strip PC Retrofit Kit

CoraLife Dual Retrofit Kit
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Completely assembled two-lamp retrofit fixture. This strip light accommodates two T12 rapid start lamps and incorporates a reflector with BJB waterproof endcaps. The retrofit kit is operated by the Coralife 2-lamp electronic ballast. Available in 3 size. Bulbs extra.
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3. Coralife Metal Halide/Fluorescent Retrofit Kit

Coralife Retrofit Kits
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The polished aluminum reflector provides separate lighting control for two 175-watt metal halide bulbs and for two 48" 40-watt actinic fluorescent lamps. The unit measures 48" L x 10" W x 4" H, and it includes two remote ballasts with long 15' heavy-duty lamps cords, as well as JBJ waterproof end caps. Bulbs and cooling fans are sold separately.
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4. Hamilton Metal Halide Retrofit Kit

Hamilton Retrofit Kit
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Complete system. Screw in and plug in for lights. Works with an existing custom canopy. 5 sizes (2'-6') available, includes (1-4) 175w 5500k Metal Halide bulbs, reflector, sockets and ballasts.
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5. Nova Extreme T-5 HO Retrofit Kits

Nova Extreme Retrofit Kit
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Easily give your aquarium a new level of brilliant brightness with a T-5 HO Retrofit Kit. Ideal for saltwater and reef systems with high light intensity needs. Includes waterproof end caps, dual SlimPaq T-5 HO lightbulbs, professionally housed, external, electronic ballast, German parabolic reflectors, and necessary mounting hardware. Available with either one 10000°K and one 460 nm T-5 or with two 460 nm T-5 bulbs. Available in 24", 36" and 48" sizes.
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6. PowerCompact Retrofit Kits

PowerCompact Retrofit Kit
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Easily installed PowerCompacts are so intense that watt for watt they will produce twice as many lux as a comparable 110 watt VHO without any increase in heat! Comes prewired and ready for installation into any canopy. Includes Ultra-Daylight and Actinic lamp(s). 6 sizes to choose from.
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7. SunPaq Quad Bulb PowerCompact Retrofit Kits

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Made by Current USA, these Power Compact retrofit kits pack a lot of light power into a small area. Great for mini/micro reef tanks. Simple installation in a manufactured of DIY fixture. end cap safely locks out moisture while securely strapping the lamp to the fixture. SunPaq Retrofit kits are also engineered to give you maximum flexibility, longer life, no-sweat installation and a massive power boost.
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