re: starter w/brick-type adaptor

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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 09:21:45 -0700
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
From: paul at eisusa_com (Paul Nicholson)
Subject: Starter with brick-type adapter?

Christopher W. Hunter wrote
>        My new aquarium has a high-intensity, 8 watt, compact bulb
>lighting system
>with an external, brick-style adaptor.  I am wondering if there is any
>reason why I cannot add a starter to this fixture (a starter type was
>listed on the bulb sleeve) as I would like to resume using the automatic
>timer that formerly provided a regular day/night cycle (my own cycle is far
>too eratic to guaratnee that things will get turned on and off at
>reasonable times by hand) for my plants  and fish.
>        Advice would be greatly appreciated.

Does your light have a manual starter? If so you can probably add a starter
in place of (or parallel to) the manual starter switch. I assume you have a
conventional inductive ballast. If this is not the case, send more info.