Electricians help!! DIY ballast???

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    Herkie did this, he posted pics somewhere, I'll see if I can find them.
     
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    :thumbup: awesome find dude.
     
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    Thanks a mil viper!
     
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    Thanks very much Viper! This is awesome!

    T5 lighting for my tank at LAST! :-D
     
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    oki, the engineers here at work have lent me their ballast design software, i am going to build and price a 54w and 39w T5 ballast and see if it is cheaper...
    will start a thread
     
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    Neat, awesome thread!
     
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    Cool, but don't go blow yourself up now. :p
     
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    hahaha! More like burn the house down! Going to have to keep these things cool somehow... I have a few old CPU heatsinks lying around...

    Like this - but will try without the fan first...

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