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I have to agree with overdriving normal output fluorscents. I have my two 48" tubes on my tank overdriven. One is a 6500K full spectrum and one is a 3000K Plant and Aquarium tube. Overdriving them really increased their lumen output and made a noticable difference in the plant growth.

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Dr. Frye,

The basic idea of overdriving fluorscent lights is using a ballast that would drive multiple tubes and wiring it to drive a single tube.

I purchased a 48", two tube "shop light" from Home Depot for under $8.00, removed the electric ballast and rewired my 48", single tube, All Glass light fixture. I don't have a way to measure the lighting output, but it did make a significant difference.

Here is link to a thread with more information and diagrams.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194

Tim
 
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