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Old 09-01-2005, 09:13 AM   #11
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got the lights wired up
just two shop lights for now
WOW tons of light !
maybe not even bother with the 3rd one
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:06 PM   #12
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just two shop lights for now
WOW tons of light !
Not trying to flame or offend but have you ever saw a "reef" tank in person? 2 NO tubes=tons of light compared to what? lol.
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maybe not even bother with the 3rd one
Fine for FO or FOWLR. Best of luck
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I think he is talking about 4X ODNO.. what is the ballast type? 4-F32T8 or a Fulham WH5 maybe? and are you using 1 ballast per bulb (all 4 power leads to each bulb)? the output of the NO bulbs at 4X ODNO is roughly 100-125 watts worth of lumens *edit*assuming your using 48" T-8 bulbs*edit*.. I would suggest 4 or 5 of them.. getting bulbs that would be approprate for a reef tank in NO might be difficult IMO.. you might be able to get enough light intensity but it might be the wrong color.. and another question.. what bulbs are you using are they T-8's or T-12's?
*edit* my bad.. your using 36" lamps... you will likely need 6 and 6 ballasts DIY CF would be cheaper.. unless your getting the 4-F32T8 ballasts for less then $20 *edit*
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