Cool! I have one of these ballasts that I was planning on using to replace 2 Triad ballasts. It will run 4x54W lamps. I plan on reusing the 6x54W from my 90G in the new 180G and install them in a staggered setup. I was also planning on adding 2x80W into the hood. It would be nice to use another Ballastwise to run them instead of the $$ Ice Cap. Did they say what wiring config to use? Is it the standard 2 lamp wiring?<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8130906#post8130906 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Bathypelagic
I asked that very question to the people at ballastwise. They state to drive 2 80W T5HO use ballast #DXE4HO5U. This is a program start with end of life protection rated for up to 4 54W, and will handle 2 80's. Then for a single 80W use their ballast #DXE2HO5U.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8136599#post8136599 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ASH
Yes there are.
We're handling bona fide 80-watt users in need of our SLR and shipping them from IC so we can sell a pair of 39-watt SLR (33"), which can be fine tuned to whatever length you want over your 80-watt lamps. As the SLR slide over each other it's very easy to make them into a single longer SLR. If you're in need and need one now, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . The price before shipping per pair is set to what an 80-watt SLR would normally retail at.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8141417#post8141417 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by horkn
ok great, then why would you shoot down anyone that recommends IC making 5 foot t5 reflectors, like you have countless times before.
I understand that you probably had tons of reflector material pre cut, and 4 footers were the max size. But really, the reflectors will sell in 2 , 3, and 4 foot lengths in addition to the 5 footers. how much really more would a 5 foot reflector cost you to make? not much. However, numerous reefers would be happy if you did that.
allowing gusy to get two 3foot reflectors for the price of what the 5 footer would cost if you made one is a great interim solution.
and kudos to IC for finally considering a 5 footer
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8143199#post8143199 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by horkn
i will today. in additon to all the other hats i wear at my job, i run the ups software as well.
i shipped out a couple 4 foot UV sterilizer bulbs yesterday.
still grim, regardless, there are 5 foot t5s made, there needs to be reflectors for them