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Old 02-15-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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modifying my light

i have a 24" current usa outer orbit light fixture. it has a 150watt halide in the center and 4 t-5 actinics. i'm interested in converting it into a 250watt halide with the t-5's. so i'm thinking about pulling the old electronic ballast out and going to a external ballast rated for 250w and changing the fan. does any body know where i can get schematics or diagrams of the bulb and driver circuits for any HQI lights to get a basic theory of operation on how these bulbs fire up and run. has any one tried this and can give advise?
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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oh man it says newbie next to my name wtf
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:46 PM   #3
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I'm thinking it says newbie 'cause you only have 4 posts - but that's just a guess.

You might want to post in the "DIY" section. You're going to get a lot more help there on this, versus posting it in "Buy-Sell-Trade" section.

DIY section is here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f20/

[Edit: Oops... looks like you already found that section and posted it there! Nevermind...]
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