Advice! Where to buy 24W PC Lamp and Ballast??

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I'm modding my nano hood and I want to put in another 24W PC.

Where should I purchase the 24WPC and a ballast to run it?

What brand should I be going for and at what cost?
 

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Hi Matt - the best bet would be some lighting speciality shop. They would know what a PC globe is (Power compact - this is higher output fluorescents, than cf (compact fluorescents - our "normal power save globes")...... You will require a globe, a fitting, and a balast, I would think - not too sure about the balast though.

Not too sure about the cost either - BUT, could most likely be in the region of +-R85 for the globe....
 

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Make sure the lighting shop knows what the Kelvin rating of the globe is, otherwise you're likely to end up with a yellow light. I think Galibore knows where to get the tubes.
 
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viper: the PC lights in my tank are like that, half blue, half white ;)
 

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Oh ok, whoops :lol:

Well buy the tube from Dorry Pets, not sure if he does the ballasts as well but I'm sure he will be able to make a plan and get you one.
 
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Advice! Where to buy 24W PC Lamp and Ballast??
I'm modding my nano hood and I want to put in another 24W PC.

Where should I purchase the 24WPC and a ballast to run it?

What brand should I be going for and at what cost?


HI : can anyone tell me the outcome of this?
i too am looking to put in 2 x 24watt power compacts for my Nano.
The bulbs are not a problem : I do want to know where I can look at getting the ballast equipment.

Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated.:)
 
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nimmo i know you can buy nice cheap ballasts to run these 24W bulbs from VIP pets in northgate... i'm sure they are available in CT too
 

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