Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #284

I have a question for those who have an answer about a problem I am having 
with a dual light fixture I bought for my 20 long.  I took the fixture apart, 
connected the endcaps to the inside of my custom made hood, added about 18" of 
wire to all leads in order to mount the Advance Magnetic ballast under the 
stand.  I was sure to wire it just like it was originally in the fixture, 
grounded the ballast, soldered the wires together to assure a good connection
and when I put it all together . . . . it did not work. All I can assume is thatthe additional length in the wire from ballast to light creates enough 
resistance that there isn't enough juice to form the arc necessary to start the bulbs.  This is a rapid start setup.  What am I doing wrong?!?!??

				Thanks in advance,

					Miles Morrissey