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Re: More Light recommendations
>This bulb is included in the revised version of my article, soon to be
>posted at http://www.aquabotanic.com/lightcompare.htm. It is a relatively
>efficient bulb with lots of blue ligth. The spectrum is just a plain
>tri-phospor, very similar to other tri-phospors such as the /800 PCs
>and the Philips ADV850, except for the abnormaly bright emission at 435
>nanometers. Sounds as a good light for saltwater...
>>Are you sure you have an appropriate ballast for firing this tube ?
>>- Ivo Busko
>> Baltimore, MD
About the ballast, I asked the sales rep for Phillips here in Manitoba, and
he said that I should use an electronic ballasts rated for 32w t8. I had
question him on this (because I read on the APD about the different types of
T8's), and he said that it should work. The ballast that I have is a Osram
QT4x32IS. Also, what type of t8 would you use, for a 55 gal tank (36long,
20 wide x 18 h)?
My current plan right now (and its changing constantly) is, using 4 -
Phillips TLD950 F25T8 (36") and 2- Osram 55w CF, 4100k (ballast is a
K-Tronic KTE255/RS/120). These are the highest temperature bulbs I can find
locally. I might later switch to higher temp 55w-CF bulb (from AHSupply) if
I don't like the looks of this or when I have an extra $100 cdn.
BTW, whats a /800 PC?.
Thanks againg Ivo, awaiting the revised article.