Im new to the aquarium world and have been working to setup my 35 gal tank for a freswater with a few plants and some nice fish.
Im concerend about my lighting not being adequate.
Currently my eclips hood had no lights installed So i purchased a mount from homedepot (i bought a 2 20W light kit It contains a 2 20W ballast..(magnetic)
I bought 2 bulbs 1 philips daylight 20W and a philips and Plant aquarium bulb
I have an Advance Standard Rel-2p32-sc ballast I got from a friend. it will run (2) F32T8 Bulbs at 32 watts each..
Can I use this ballast instead of the 2(20w) one and will it run the bulbs at 32w each?
I have looked at the board and searched throught the posts (vg info
I dont know if i should be running them normally (or will the ballast just compensate and give them only 20W each) Im trying to achieve the MAX wattage from these bulbs as you can see im far off at 40W on a 35 gal tank(18 inches deep too
Im assuming I could get 65W with an overdriven setup with this ballast..
Im trying to spend the least money here should i get another Rel-2p32-sc ballast so i can run one for eact bulb? or just buy a 4 wire ballast?
thanks for all the help