i have seen articles that say running these standard bulbs , full spectrum, would give you close to the same light intensity as vho
bulbs after 1 month of running both. these bulbs cost around five bucks and when run with icecap 660 ballast that they would only need replacing every 2-3 years.
has anyone heard of this or had any experience with this set up.
also, will i be happy with vho
on a standard 55 gallon reef.
i was worried about heat and that was another solution with the normal output bulbs and 660 balast. they ran a lot cooler.
thanks for the help. dorian