eliminate one bulb in fixture

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I have a 4 bulb fixture with two switches(2 bulbs per switch) and am thinking of running with just three.
    The problem is if I remove one the other bulb on that switch goes out.
    Does anyone know a simple way to do this, if its even possible?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    IIRC you will need to move the wires from the connectors you wish to eliminate to the connectors that are on the same circuit.
     
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  4. DSC reef

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    Why bother? Just curious, not trying to be mean. Are you having issues with your current light setup?
     
  5. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Just seems like I really don't need that much light. All I have is some soft coral.. polys, and stuff
     
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    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Stick an actinic bulb in the fourth slot. Boost color at the expense of par.
     
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    I agree, put an actinic bulb in there. You'll be surprised how much light your corals need.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    yes, I'd just keep the four bulbs