Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-08-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to SeriousDude5
Metal Halide not Working and Story behind this light!

First my question then my story-

I have a 250w metal halide the actinic compacts work fine but when I turn the metal halide on it comes on doesn't quiet light up then shuts off again. Any idea whats wrong? They sent me a new ballest no luck.

Story- I ordered a Metal Halide light of ebay it was $350 roughly. It first came broken I was like OK a postage error. Then when I sent it back it took 2 months to get back because it got lost in the mail! Both the light and ballest were smashed. Then they sent me a new one I was like wonderful. Turns out metal halide worked but they sent me square pin compacts no staright. So I needed to call them up and get new ones sold the old ones. Then evertyhing was fine for a week then the metal halide did what it started to do as I stated above so I called them up and they sent me a new one. Still have old one. Well I plugged new on in NO LUCK! So now its been about 4 months and still it is not working! I ordered off eBay from PSL sales worst experience of my life. Please take note and let me know if you had a good expeirence with them or one like mine!
__________________

__________________
SeriousDude5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
could it possibly be the bulb?
__________________

__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 08:20 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 640
I bought a dual 175 watt set up from cooltouchlighting.com and had an excellent experience. Their ballasts and fittings are top quality and heavy duty. The setup, with full length polished reflector was only $260, shipping included.

Sorry for your experience.
__________________
55 gallon
dual 175 MH w/ dual 32W PC Actinics
75# LR
runway1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005, 12:37 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to SeriousDude5
Thing finally turned on after about 4 hours! Maybe it just needed to power up. Funny thing is I was looking up new MH lights and I found one and BAM it turned on. HA! I will see tommrow if it turns on quicker I hope so!
__________________
SeriousDude5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
halide, light, metal, metal halide

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
metal halide light for sale Grumpy Archive 6 12-09-2005 08:05 PM
What kind of light is this? Metal Halide? I don't know. ace1uno_00 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 10-29-2005 05:12 AM
Cooling Metal Halide Light. SeriousDude5 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 05-16-2005 10:47 AM
New Metal Halide Light Joshsmit56001 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-28-2005 06:36 PM
WTB metal halide light canopy frogiii Archive 0 11-17-2004 12:47 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.