I hate to ask this as it has been discussed before somewhat but here goes.
I have read that Lowes sells a decent electronic ballast (2x32) that can be used for PC
lighting. I am setting up a 10 gal
and was going to build a canopy and a 2x32 seems like it would work.
Will this ballast plug into the bulbs or will I have to get end caps? I saw a few ballasts at HD
that had plugs already. I assume this was a magnetic ballast since it was so cheap. It would do up to 40 watts and was only $15.
hellolights has a nano ballast with everything included except the bulb and reflector for $25 but I would need 2 of them. It would give me more flexibility though since it will power a 55 watt bulb.
Any ideas? I am not looking for killer lighting just something cheap for a softie tank.