02-05-2010, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
It could still be a easy mod depending on the ballast. When your fixture arrives try running it with one bulb, some will do this some won't. If it does then it should be easy to add a switch between the ballast and one of the bulbs..... I have not done that before, so I'm not sure exactly how. 4 wires go to each bulb..... It most likely can be done though.
Those moonlights on that fixture will not do much at all IMO. Only 2 LEDs on a 30" tank will not provide good cover. My 24" tank uses 4 super bright LED's to get a good moonlighting. Besides if you can wire LED's or simple follow instructions, and wait for stuff to get to you from china you can make LED's better than that for about $5 if you want to be really cheap.
What were you referring to about in the last sentence? And are you handy? Because I'm not so if you have to be handy, then forget it!
I don't care so much about the moon lighting, I just wanted a fixture that would house two bulbs. My current one is one of those expensive, quadruple compact fluourescents delivering about 3 watts per gallon (burned my plants alive!) but it's only about 20 inches over a 30 inch tank. So when I replaced the bulb with smaller wattage, half the tank looked unlit. I'll probably replace one of the bulbs for a T8 to get higher wattage. Thanks for the input, though.