|01-18-2007 12:19 PM|
How did you set up the lights? How many plugs do you have coming from the ballasts? If you have it set up with 3 plugs, assuming 2 bulbs per ballast you can stagger the lights you just need 3 timers.
This gives you a 10 hour photoperiod with a dawn to dusk effect. All the bulbs get the same amount of wear, six hours a day. You use less electricity. Your lights produce less heat which helps with cooling costs in the summer. Your plants get a noon time effect. You'll have less algae as you aren't pouring light into the tank after the plants have shut down for the day leaving all the energy and nutrients to the algae.
|01-17-2007 09:13 PM|
|Moe||Not a problem, I have done it.|
|01-16-2007 06:05 PM|
|01-16-2007 04:07 PM|
|01-16-2007 11:52 AM|
check the website
Fulham - Fulham Online
|01-16-2007 10:22 AM|
36w in 55w ballast??
I have 6 x 55w AH Supply bulbs on my 4x2x2 tank. I want to reduce the wattage as I am sick of competing against the algae.
Can I replace the 55w bulbs with 36w bulbs? I have 3 x 55w ballast that run the 6 x bulbs. I have read on other posts that if I change the bulbs to 36w the ballast will run them just like 55w bulbs, that is the ballast will deliver 55w to the 36w bulbs.
I have looked at the AH Supply site and the 36w and 55w kits both have the same ballast.