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Re: Mercury Vapor lights

> Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 07:45:45 -0800 (PST)
> From: john wheeler
> Is Mercury Vapor something useable?...
> I never hear anyone talk about this lighting type, so
> I'm guessing it's a shot in the dark, but for $22 it
> worth the inquisition.

Some photos of a tank using two 100W fixtures (also purchased at Lowe's, $28
each, a couple of years ago):


The off-cast colors are the result of using daylight film against a mix of
MV and flourescent GroLuxs as ambient. (The two MVs were at opposing ends
with two double 24" flourescents covering the center.)

A couple of considerations:


(but, somehow, the text has dropped down to the next heading (No Title), so
I guess it's really #3).

Look closely, and the only thing this tank seems to suffer from is a slight
potassium deficiency...


David A. Youngker
nestor10 at mindspring_com