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Old 06-25-2005, 04:39 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Im wanting to upgrade my lights from NO to VHO but am unsure if my ballasts can handle this.

Are they generally able to do this or is there somewhere on the ballast that may give me a output max?

At the moment I have x3 36" 30W (x2 10000k x1 Blue Actinic)

This will also help with my decision to do the same thing with my new 100gal as Im unable to get MH

Thanks!

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Old 06-25-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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You will need new ballasts todrive the VHO.
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thanks for the feedback lando..!
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Have you heard of ODNO? overdriving NO?
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No, wouldnt have any idea what that is?

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best link Ive found on the subject
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...5&page=1&pp=15
The thread is very long and if read explains alot of the conserns about the subject...
there is a FW user that is doning it on his 29 gallon getting ready for more plants
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=54881
Its basicly using a bigger ballast and putting more juice through your NO bulbs to get more lumens
The origanal idea was posted over at reef central but I think there is more usefull information at the plantedtank.net.. you might want to search over at RC to get more reef info on the subject..
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