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Old 11-25-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question About Controllable Electronic Ballasts

In Robert M. Fenner's The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, he states on page 54 that:

"... For all types of flourescents, there are now electronic ballasts on the market that aquarists all ought to use... You can also set them up on dimmer controls to simulate dawn and twilight..."

WHERE? lol. I have never seen a setup like this. Anyone have an idea what he is talking about? I would LOVE to get one where each individual tube is set to come on at a certain time of the day! HELP!! PLEASE!! lol Thanks All [/i]
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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Ice cap ballasts are electronic and will run any type of floresceant out there...NO, HO, VHO and PC. Ice caps are dimmable.
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but I dont want to sit there all evening playing with my dimmer ( no sexual innuendos all of you sickos out there, lol) I want it to be totally automated. Is that also possible with that setup? thanks Reefrunner! you have proved most helpful through all of these trials and tribulations of a new setup!
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:21 PM   #4
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but I dont want to sit there all evening playing with my dimmer ( no sexual innuendos all of you sickos out there, lol) I want it to be totally automated. Is that also possible with that setup?
Yep, the ice cap dimmer is totally automated and programmable for seasons and phases of the moon and cloudy days etc...it is also expensive
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Ohh God, here we go. All good things come to an end. How much we talking Reefy? Or should I just mail the company my arms and legs now?
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http://www.premiumaquatics.com/thest...LIGHTWAVE.html

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/thest...s/ICECAST.html

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/thestore/Dimmers.html
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Sorry I asked
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It does help with the fish, correct? As in allowing the fish to do better in the more natural setting? along with the corals and anemones enjoying it ALOT more! Correct?
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I honestly have no idea, I've never used one, but it does seem more natural and how could that be wrong?
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Exactly. Thanks again for you help.
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