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Old 12-31-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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my local fish store said that they would sell me a there used metal halide for 250$ should i get it. 2 bulbs 150 watts each
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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any help please?
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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is a metal halide hood
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It depends on what fixture it is whether it is worth that much. How old is it what condition is it in? You may be better off getting something off ebay. I prefer DIY retro kits over the hoods.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:58 PM   #6
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he said he got it for 800$

he said it is 1 an a 1/2 years old.

it is in a good condition becaues he is mantaining almost all his corals with it
but i guess he wants to upgrade it
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Sounds decent. When did he replace the bulbs? From what I understand they need to be replaced every 6-12 months. If theres two bulbs that need replaced, you're looking at another $100-$150 or so to replace both. If they're pretty new, thats a good deal. Find out what brand and total wattage it is.

Im getting a 492 watt fixture only used for 3 months for $350 ( brand new $700-800). The life of the blubs is the most important, like I said be sure to check how long those particular ones were in use.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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he said 6 months ago.

2 bulbs 150 each does that mean 300 watts?

need to ask him the brand.
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Yes, sounds like about 300 watts. You *may* need to replace those bulbs soon. Its up to you. Seems like a decent deal.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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goes the brand matter?

if it is used is it automaticcccly bad lighting
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