Will this work for retro??

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  1. patrick824

    patrick824 Montipora Digitata

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    Hey so I saw these online and thought they looked cool! From what I can tell they are just moguls or sockets for T5 HO bulbs. If I installed these into my canopy and put some reflectors in would they work? I can't tell if they have wiring with them and what else I would need but they look pretty cool IMO. Thanks

    http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=12773
     
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    Those are the stand offs(mounts) and end caps for fluorescent bulbs. You would use for retro.
     
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    so besides bars and reflectors these are retro kits? do they come with wires?
     
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    They are endcaps and standoffs for fluorescent lamps of varying sizes, wires are not included but you can get them at home depot for around $5 for a small spool. If you bought these you would also need reflectors, ballasts, and a bunch of wire. workhorse makes a great ballast for these kinds of setups.

    ~Will.