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new. Catalina 3 bulb t5 fixture

I just bought a new Catalina t5ho light fixture. Is anyone familiar with this light? Do you know if it actually has ho ballasts. I know it doesn't get nearly as warm AS my 2bulb aquatic life t5ho fixture.
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I have that fixture. It is a good light.


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Yeah I like the light , I am just wandering if it is a true ho ballast fixture.
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Yes it does. I had to replace a ballast after 3 years of ownership. It was easy to do. I have had it about 4 years now and it is still going strong.
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The bulbs do not have HO on them. They have TL 54W 6500k.
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The bulbs do not have HO on them. They have TL 54W 6500k.
A 54 watt T5 is a HO bulb.
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A 54 watt T5 is a HO bulb.

Yeah, that should be a 4foot t5 HO bulb.


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