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Old 09-29-2005, 12:50 AM   #11
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Ok.. I was guessing.. I got out the tape measure and measured it just now..
The center brace is 10 inches wide.. and its 3/8 inch thick glass.. the plastic strip is 1/32 of an inch gapped from the front and back plastic (just glued to the glass center brace)
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:14 AM   #12
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If its just a divider than i suppose if you wanted you could remove it but it wont cause an issue with VHO or PC bulbs as they provide light over their entire lengh and thus will automaticly cancel out any shadow effect cast by the plastic part.
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In the case of a strip light (VHO/CF) that isn't a "single point of light" light like a MH the brace isn't an issue (nor is the little strip thingie that goes through). I had a current dual satellite over my 120 and it was fine. I'm now running 2x250 over my 120 that's 4x2x2. I wouldn't go with any less than a 250 over the 24" depth. Sanjay Joshi has some intersting spectral analysis using various bulbs and ballasts (and combinations) that I'd look to before I bought a MH setup ever again. It is interesting to see how the better bulb/ballast combos in 175 can outperform the poorer 250 bulb/ballast combos (same taking the jump from 250 to 400) so you may be better of with a really good pair of 175s then with the single 250/400.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:03 AM   #14
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Phyl.. do you have a link to the Sanjay Joshi analysis results? Or was it in print?
btw. thanks for the input so far everyone..
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