10-29-2010, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by badxgillen
its time to brighten my horizons...I have T6s on my 55 nano reef aquarium and wanted to bump up the lighting as a couple of the bulbs are about to burn out anyways...i have decided on combining T5 HOs with VHOs in one 48 inch fixture....i am not concerned with looks as i am efficiency....i have an old broken down shop light that i will use as the reflector and to house the bulbs...thought this might help some others out there who cant afford the metal halides...i will keep you all posted soon...
Just be sure that the ballast's will handle the bulbs you use. Often times ballast's are recommended for a particular type and particualr number of bulbs.
I learned this while attempting to install a dual T5 bulb arrangement with a ballast that was only recommended for one bulb.