T5 ighting questions

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  1. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie

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    If i where to run 6 t5s.
    1)would i run it off one ballest or multiple. just thinking of saving cash.

    2) would 6x 24 watts fit in a tank thats 800x350mm
     
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  3. sunburst

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    Unlikely


    Yes, depending on reflectors used. I would actually go for the one up
     
  4. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    For 6 T5's you will need 3 dual ballasts, each ballast will run 2 tubes.
     
  5. Andreas

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    if your dual ballast packs up does that affect both bulbs? my lights didn't work when I only connected one T5 to my ballast
     
  6. AndrévN

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    Yes it will, it is designed to run both the tubes simultaneously. if you get single ballasts it will only affect the one tube connected to it.;)
     
  7. AndrévN

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    The other thing is, some ballasts do require both tubes to be connected to work. Just make sure of this as well before you think its broken. :razz:
     
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    yeah its a common misconception...
     
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