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  1. Lighting
    Hi, Quick question. When looking a replacing non-integrated compact flourescent bulbs, can you increase the recommended watts at all, or would I need to change the ballast built into the tank hood? Hoping someone can help me here. I'm in the process of learning about lighting for my first...
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    I have a T8 Arcadia starter unit that was given to me by a friend. I was about to sell it when i thought whether it would be possible to use it as a T5 controller. The specs on the back of the controller state that its for 38w T8 tubes. My question is whether it would be possible to change the...
  3. Lighting
    Hi, I have a T5 Lighting fixture (x4 24W) for a 20G; co2 and fert. I think it's enough Light intensity but poor lighting quality, Im not achieving the sort of growth I want. All 4 t5 tubes are black at the ends and im told this emits the wrong spectrum for plants. I will replace them, but...
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    Well I tried to run 1 bulb per ballast in my odyssea fixture and definitely blew both ballasts in less than 5 min lol. They were magnetic and I was planning on replacing them anyways, just I guess I get to do so now instead of at my leisure. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions, I need...
  5. Lighting
    Is it possible to use a Metal Halide in a freshwater planted tank? I've decided I'm putting off setting up my saltwater tank until I have more time to devote to it. I'm going to be working and going to school full time next year so I fear that the tank will suffer for it so I'm waiting...
  6. Lighting
    Here's the ballast that came with my pendant. It works. It's the first MH I've ever seen, and it shines like the sun. Here's the 150W version from the company everyone raves about. Icecap. It's being sold HERE for about $150, I haven't looked into shipping. I want to do this right, but I...
  7. Lighting
    72 X 28 tank MH 3 X 175 watts When I turned on the light Friday morning, only 1 of the 3 lights would come on. After some troubleshooting last night, I found that 2 of my ballasts are not putting out enough voltage to turn on the MH lamps. I called Drs. Foster & Smith this morning to see what...
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