Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minneapolis, MN
You talk about ordering the bulbs with a balast... If my 2x55 watt strip I have has straight-pin bulbs, I could just order the bulbs, and put them in, right? I assumed with would be true, just to double check.
I forgot to put in my last post, I also have the 9325 K bulbs, but since my tank is a 55 and I don't have another 2x55 watt strip, the purplish hew is too much for me... But, I do think that they would nicely balance out in a tank with 4x55 PC, like m.Lemay's.
I also decided to try putting T-12 bulbs into my ODNO fixture (I am going to check it this weekend, since I really don't think the bulbs are actually getting over-driven 4x, some wire is probably off somewhere) and it worked! The first time I tried this, it didn't work, but now it does, who knows! The T8 appears brighter, it is uncomfortable to look at it, but the T12 you can stare into comfortably.
If in fact there is a wire off somewhere, I can't wait to see what the GE P&A bulbs look like 4x, and with their decent PUR, my plants should be liking it!
Tank in transition! 55 gallons, hard water.