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I ordered two PC bulbs for my tank one actinic and one 50 50.
The white in the 50 50 takes over the blue way more than i expected.

I dont need the full 200ish watts of light from these bulbs due to my MHs so instead of spending more on a new bulb I was wondering if I could make only half of the 50/50 bulb light up just so the lighting doesnt look uneven.

I figure maybe only plugging in 2 of the 4 prongs might do it (square pin)
but to avoid any potential disaster I figured I would ask first.

Also, I dont mind if I have to permanently disable the white side of the bulb by clipping pins, or drilling or any modifications like that.
 

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The only thing I can think is cover side with a piece of metal,which mite heat up the bulb and fixture.
 

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The only thing I can think is cover side with a piece of metal,which mite heat up the bulb and fixture.
Yeah that will be my last resort if I cant find a way to modify it, to physically cover it.
I have a high heat compound i use for engine parts and Ill cover the half I need and spray the rest with it, let it cure and hope it works. Its good for much much hotter than any fluorescent can get so it shouldnt be a problem.
 

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You could disconnect/remove it all together.
 
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