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Old 03-06-2003, 10:10 AM   #11
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I have a few (used but good condition) NO flourescent ballasts for 2 40W (4') bulbs. You can have these for the price of shipping. I keep a couple around for spares. Don't know what shipping would be from CO to IL but if it's cheap enough, there ya go.
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Old 03-06-2003, 11:02 AM   #12
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MP, are you talking about the 7100K Blues like the 50/50 for PC or true Actinic PC or Dark blue as they call it? Two totally different purples or blues...You may wnat to check that out and save some $ unless $ isn't an object, ICECap is going to be your best bet...For versitality anyway.
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194

Another board I frequent, tons of planted tank stuff, has the above thread regarding overdriving NO florescents. It's a big thread, and I didn't hear about this before buying my VHO stup from hellolights.com. Therfore I didn't read it, butthere may be some useful info there for you.
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Mark, let me know you zip code and I will figure up the shipping. Also give me the approximate size of the box it would be in (length, width, and hieght) and also give me the approximate wieght. Alls I can say is, Wow, I would really appreciate that.

Fishfreek, I'm sorry if I was not clear enough. I dropped the VHO idea and I am going to go with NO, because it is simply for looks.

PS I would sell my 4 x 96 watt pc hamilton 60" hood, 2 6700K day white bulbs and 2- 7100K blue bulbs for 275 and Ill pick up the shipping or 250 and buyer pays shipping. email if interested.
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Well, thanks to mark I now have ballasts for my project. Thanks Mark !!
NOw I was wondering what is the best place to get water proof end caps and the starters I will need. Keep in mind when it comes to wiring lights up I am a complete newb. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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You can get by nicely with regular ends from the hardware store. You don't need starters. Just wire the ballasts directly to the bulbs. The ballasts should have a simple schematic printed on them.
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cool beans! thanks mark.
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