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[APD] Ballast electronic or magnetic?
I have some extra glass and I'm going to build a tank that is going to set
in my garage to grow plants out in.
The tank will 48" x 14" x 14" - approximately 40 gallons. It doesn't need to
look good, just a place to grow out some different plants.
I was planning on putting some shop lights from home depot over this tank,
two strips with 2 - 40 watt bulbs each, making a total of 160 watts.
But now I have a couple of questions that I was hoping that I could get some
1. Should I get electronic or magnetic ballast? The magnetic is cheaper.
2. Should I get the strip with T12's (40 watt bulbs) for 160 watts total or
the T8's (32 watt bulbs) for 128 watts total?
3. Would anyone suggest different lighting for this tank? It isn't for looks
at all only to grow out plants.
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