Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: In an aquarium nearby
There is no starting mechanism, these are electronic ballasts. The picture show both the 2X and 1X for detail. The first time I tried the 2X and checked everything, the ballast still works after the attempt and no cracking sounds or smoke came out of it from the attempt.
The 1X I haven't tried hooking up yet. Oh, and the lamps are HO T5s. I'm guessing this method only works with NO lamps?