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Old 11-14-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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odno flourescent setup ?'s

hi all
my setup is this :
1 t8 shop light fitted with 2 advance 4 bulb ballasts
2 phillips 48" deluxe daylight tubes
i have a new identical shop light (unmodified)
1 t10 true atnic 48"tube
and 1 48" hivision tube (f32t8/tll741 phillips )

here is the question

should i modify the shop light to overdrive the atnic
but leave the hivision alone (not overdrive it)
or overdrive both the tubes on the new shop light and get another atnic tube?
(2 overdriven atnics)

do you finneads out there think that a single od atnic would shock (stress) the fish in the morning ?

turn on schedule
630 am 1 od atnic on
700 am 2 od atnic on
800 am 1 od daylight on
900 am 2 od daylight on

what about a 50/50 with the atnic (od)?
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
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No clue about over drive shop lights.. How do you do that????? Sounds interisting.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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buy a 4 bulb electronic ballast and couple it into 1 bulb
2 overdriven t8's will put out more light than 4 t 12 bulbs

2 t8's will give you about 12000 k
or more i dont know if it is 6500 k regular or 6500k over driven per tube
if it is 6500k normal (not od) than it is 12000 k for 2 tubes
if it is double that for od tubes
that would give me 24000 k for 2 od tubes

all for about 60 bucks

$46 for 2 4 bulb balasts
$5 for 2 daylight deluxe tubes at hd
8$ for shoplight at hd
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:50 AM   #5
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Are you using bulbs that you bought at HD?
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:38 PM   #6
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #7
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If its a FO tank you may be fine but a Reef tank I would get some bulbs designed for SW fish tanks. The light spectrum is different for fish tanks then home use.
URI makes great bulbs that bring out the nice colors in the fish and corals. It gives them the needed light wavelength and spectrum.
The grow lights are fine for refugiums.
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trust me they are plenty bright and white not yellowish tinted

do u think i should double up on the od atnics or
1 atnic od and 1 50/50 od?
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Its not about being bright, it's about spectrum... If they are working for what you have then thats great..... I wish I could buy a $5 bulb for my tank.
All depends on the look you going for.... actinic give the nice purple tint to the tank, some like a lot some don't . I like the actinic look better then the 50/50, but thats JMO.
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:14 PM   #10
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can u post a pic of the OD set up ..... I still did not follow what your doing. I may try this on my 55 fowlr.
the ballasts are sold sperate?
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