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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 07:56 PM
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Thanks gareth, maybe I will just go the OD route. 144 watts plus the OD would be plenty for me. I'd have to buy a CO2 system though.. damn money pit. Would you just OD them 2x?
I have not ever OD's anything so I really wouldnt be the one to ask. Ask about VHO and I"m your man but I'm still kind of lost with the ODNO :-)
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With a Workhorse 5, I'd just OD them 2x, which should increase output approximately 1.5x. With regular electronic 4-F32T8 ballasts, I'd OD them 3x or 4x.
With a pair of WH5's ODing four F32T8 bulbs 2x each, your total output would be pretty close to 190 watts (32w x 4 bulbs x 1.5 power factor).

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Good to know!

I just "adore" the workhorse ballasts. They are the easiest ballasts to configure I have ever used...
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What endcaps do you guys use for T12? Do they have to be waterproof? Or will it be ok if I hang them about 8 inches above the water?

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I bought water resistent endcaps for mine, most industrial places carry them.
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If you can find the water resistant endcaps for a decent price, go for them. I use the regular sockets and just use glass to seperate them and keep my Hatchets from jumping out.

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Guys,

Just wanted to pass this on.

Wasserpest posted this and I went to the article....VERY INFORMATIVE FOR THE VHO CROWD!

I was mistaken earlier...YOU CAN run normal lights through the VHO ballast Icecap has!

http://www.icecapinc.com/rev1.htm

Hope this helps I am going this route! Especially since I already have an Icecap 660 from my Marine Reef tank laying around!

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