I just got my beans sprouting. yay Ive just got 1 x 26w 6500k cfl on right now (6 plants 1.5" - 2.5" tall, 2 days after 1st sprout) Temps are running from 75degrees F to 79.5 degrees F. when i plug in more cfls my temp. rises beyond desirable levels. Ive got a decent fan and good ventilation, but im growing in a small Rubbermade type bin. maybe i need better exhaust/venting. IDK. but i was thinking of removing the ballasts from all of my cfls and wiring the ballasts up in a different room, and having just the bulbs in the grow box. has anyone ever done this or heard of this? it all seems like it should work, its just that i have never taken apart a cfl. Im assuming there are some wires connecting the bulb to the ballast that i will just have to splice into in order to add length to the said wires. I have fixtures for the ballasts already and ive got Duct tape to hang/mount the lights any way i choose.(duct tape has proven invaluable in this project).