View Full Version : Easy VHO?

07/18/2006, 10:51 AM
If I wanted to run 4 of the 72" 160 watt VHO's what ballast could I use. Is the only option to run 2 Icecap 660's? This would be to light a 110 gallon that is 72 long and only has 4 fish and 3 or 4 soft corals.


07/18/2006, 11:00 AM
Not sure. All my experience with VHO have been 2-4 ft bulbs. I have always used a workhorse 5, 7, or 8. You might try looking on Fulham's website and see what they recommend, ussually you can use a Workhorse anywhere you can use an ICEcap.

07/18/2006, 11:34 AM
An Icecap 430 will power two 6' bulbs. I would just get the 660 though. It'll be 20% brighter and more versatile. Since you only have a few soft corals, you might want to just get one 660 and two 6' bulbs. You can always add more later.