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Re: Masive lighting upgrade

daddyo72 said:
EDIT: having a lighting problem. Planted tanks are way to expensive. I mean the lighting.
That's what ODNO is for! Here's a link to learn more about ODNO, this article is IMO the best one I've read: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=175

For example, with Workhorse 5(the best ballast for this application, note only electronic ballasts can be used) you can run 4, 32w bulbs at 128w which would be ideal for the plants you have and therefore you can avoid expensive C02 setups. Note, the less you 'overdrive' the bulb the more effecient it is.
 

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daddyo72 said:
Will this be enough WPG for a 55 gallon?
Two T8's using a magnetic(default) ballast will give you a mere 64w...which isn't enough.

Two T8's using a Workhorse 5 electronic ballast will give you a woping 128w...which is good enough.
 
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