I've really been enjoying this forum, and I'm not even a forum type guy. Thanks for putting it together.
I'm assembling a new light system, and I have a couple questions. Your booklet mentioned that T8 tubes were more effective than the T12's, but T5's are getting easier to find. I assume that T5's would have an even better luminosity than that the T8's? And that the lower Watts of the smaller diameter tubes do not make the black light less "bright"?
I'm also used to using 4' tubes. Since I'd have more room if I use narrower T5 tubes, would you recomend a four foot duel tube fixture, or would 2 of the 4' T5's have to much luminosity and make the invisible picture visible under my white lights? (The whole Ice Cap Ballast thing is a little over my head to be honest, and it sounds like it might be on the heavy side anyway. Weight will be a issue for my easle)
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.