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Old 01-30-2005, 01:03 AM   #1
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DIY Metal Halide Idea

I started doing a DIY metal Halide project and was running out ideas of what to use to enclose it because I didn't really want to use wood.

While at Lowes today I found a galvanized steel planter in the garden section which measures 9" x 24" for $12. It is also 7" tall. This should make a fairly good cheap steel enclosure.

This is what I plan on using and thought if anyone else needed an idea on what to use it might help.

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i like the idea of the metal planter box. should work great. what kind of balast are you using and where did you get it?
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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I just picked up a kit here www.aquaticlight.com

Then I picked up a 10k 175watt bulb from www.insidesun.com for $30.

If anyone comes up with better prices let me know
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im going to check that out. thanks
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That lloks like a great option to save money on a MH please let us know how it works cause if it works well I need 2

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That lloks like a great option to save money on a MH please let us know how it works cause if it works well I need 2

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Old 01-30-2005, 06:38 AM   #7
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Sheesh these are inexpensive!! In AU I would have to pay up to $500 for MH lights for my aquarium.. probably a LOT more in fact.
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