10-05-2003, 03:53 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Just a friendly warning to anyone wanting to use shoplight ballasts on bigger tanks. I believe the poster took teh ballasts out of shoplights for 40w size bulbs and ODNO them to run 15w bulbs--which is fine. However, if u try this on larger tanks, u will find that the ballasts seriously underpower lights (according to Ohms Law). It is 29.99 for a good electronic ballast at Home Depot. Dont waste money on shoplights like I did, but a good ballast and 2X ODNO it so that it runs great--not just good. Nice tank.
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