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Re: lighting + ballast
I had a ballast fail on a light hood that is 36 inches long
tubes. So, I ordered a ballast from Ultralux which I found on
spoke to a tech and it sounds like a good purchase for someone
very little about electricity. It was spendy but I will see if
it is worth
it when I get it. They say it will give me 15% brighter
because it is a soft start, it won't shorten the life of the
anyone have any experience with this company's ballast?"
I do not, BUT I'd go with the PC's rather than going back to the
Regular FL's but it does look good, especially if you like
T-8's. How much is it? You can get e-ballast pretty cheap at
most places(Home Depot etc).
Looks decent but the price is always an issue.
"I am looking for a reliable and inexpensive source for
systems and parts. I have the outer shade for MH lights. What
I need is a
kit or parts from a supplier that gives me the socket, wire
electronic ballast that I can install into my lovely, hanging,
There's that guy that advertizes in FAMA and TFH with MH stuff
"I'm looking at setting up 175 or 250 watt suspended lamps.
I prefer open top tanks because I like to see my floating plants
and don't want to mess with moving hoods and covers when I work
If your tanks are shallower, say 18 inches or so I like the
175's but the 250's are nicer if you gave a deeper tanks or
decide to go to the reefs etc. I did not feel that the 175's
were enough for a 24 inch deep tank. They do fine in a sweet
spot but the 250's where better for the over all tank. But I
like higher light than most also:) You may prefer less lighting
or slower growers/prunings etc.
PS how's NY?
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