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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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I am considering getitng a 36" 3x30 watts NO flourescent triple bulb strip light for a 38 gallon (36"x12"x19") planted aquarium at an elementary school.

The kids will do some experiments and observations; varied lighting intensities, varied CO2 injection, varied fertilizers.

If I get the triple tube All Glass strip, and leave one or two bulbs out of the fixture, will it damage the remaining bulb or the ballast? Or do I need to have a variety of different strip lights available to change the lighting?
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It'll be fine. I do it all the time.
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it is ok

New(10/10/2008) 50 gallon! (36x18x18in)
4x39 watts 6700k t5 lights
fluourite gravel mixed substrate
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