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BIG compact fluorescent questions

I just got the new (Spring '98) catalog from Pet Warehouse
and on the very last page, they list 96 watt compact
fluorescent bulbs from CustomSeaLife.  They seem to be
double tubes about 3 feet long.  The ad claims that they
will produce twice the lux of a 110 watt VHO.  I don't
believe that for a second, but given the high efficiency
of CF lighting, these look like an excellent alternative
to VHO or MH.  Has anyone tried these?  Can I find a
ballast for them at an ordinary lighting supplier?  How
about the bulbs?  How hot do these bulbs run?

David Ozenne
Berkeley, CA