Overdriving NO Tubes

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Mort, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Mort, what type of ballast are you using to light your bulbs? That is what
    James was asking, not the bulb.

    Marc


    Mort wrote:

    > I used one from the hardware store mfg by Sylvania. Again, the only
    > thing I know about the bulbs is that they are "cool white" I have no idea
    > what their actual Kelvin rating is. I found some 15" bulbs at an LFS that
    > are 18,000K. I think I am going to try them.
    >
    > ~Mort


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    Marc Levenson, Sep 11, 2003
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  2. Mort

    Mort Guest

    "Marc Levenson" <melev@swbell.net> wrote in message
    news:3F602EFA.423DAF04@swbell.net...
    > Mort, what type of ballast are you using to light your bulbs? That is

    what
    > James was asking, not the bulb.
    >
    > Marc



    Oops, sorry I did not explain it well enough.

    The ballast is mfg by Sylvania. It is a 4X32 Electronic ballast (4 bulbs,
    32 Watts ea). I am running 2 14 watt bulbs with it. If you guys want the
    model # I can get it for you. Lemme know. =)

    ~Mort
     
    Mort, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Mort, Sep 12, 2003
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  4. Mort

    Pszemol Guest

    Pszemol, Sep 12, 2003
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  5. I don't know if this will help at all but I'm overdriving NO bulbs on my 46
    gallon reef and love the results. I'm using a ballast I found at lowes that
    is for driving 2 95w 8 foot HO bulbs, I'm running it on 2 36" NO bulbs and
    estimating about 150w of lighting now. I'm using one 03 actinic and one
    10000K bulb with great results. my mushrooms and my trumpet coral love me
    for it. and the best part is the ballast was only $40.
    "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    news:bjs58m.508.0@poczta.onet.pl...
    > "Mort" <NOlordmort@SPAMsbcglobal.net> wrote in message

    news:M8b8b.1537$ev2.950440@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > I posted some pics in alt.binaries.aquaria is anyone is interested.
    > >
    > > Or you can read a summerized post with pics in a cichlid forum that I
    > > participate in...
    > >
    > >

    http://www.amateurcichlids.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=hardware;action=display;num=1063257779
    >
    > My favorite is the 2nd mixture :)
    >
     
    me.mine.yours, Sep 16, 2003
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  6. Mort

    Satnik Guest

    Common sense seems to suggest that this may be a fire looking for a place to
    happen. Any lighting or electrical gurus out there that can confirm or deny?
    "me.mine.yours" <make7@upyours.com> wrote in message
    news:%AI9b.69372$Mb2.2285817@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
    > I don't know if this will help at all but I'm overdriving NO bulbs on my

    46
    > gallon reef and love the results. I'm using a ballast I found at lowes

    that
    > is for driving 2 95w 8 foot HO bulbs, I'm running it on 2 36" NO bulbs and
    > estimating about 150w of lighting now. I'm using one 03 actinic and one
    > 10000K bulb with great results. my mushrooms and my trumpet coral love me
    > for it. and the best part is the ballast was only $40.
    > "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    > news:bjs58m.508.0@poczta.onet.pl...
    > > "Mort" <NOlordmort@SPAMsbcglobal.net> wrote in message

    > news:M8b8b.1537$ev2.950440@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > I posted some pics in alt.binaries.aquaria is anyone is interested.
    > > >
    > > > Or you can read a summerized post with pics in a cichlid forum that I
    > > > participate in...
    > > >
    > > >

    >

    http://www.amateurcichlids.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=hardware;action=display;num=1063257779
    > >
    > > My favorite is the 2nd mixture :)
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Satnik, Sep 17, 2003
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