05-23-2006, 06:12 AM
Join Date: May 2006
VHO ballast kit. I figured I'd save money by just overdriving standard tubes. The standard tubes are cheap, but overdriving fries them in about 6 months, so you have to buy 3 tubes for every CF bulb. And overdriving the bulbs generated almost as much heat as a MH system.
55 gallon tank. Ok, I didn't buy it (it was given to me) but this has got to be one of the worst tanks, gallon for gallon, to use for planted aquaria. It's only 12 inches deep, and way too tall.