Originally Posted by freshmaker
Have you ordered from AH supply? Do you know what's included in "The Beast"? I don't mind wiring, I just want to make sure I get what I need. Ballast, clips, lights. You know, the basics.
Yes i have used ahsupply for my light kits. I have 3 tanks with PC
bulbs over them and all three are driven by ahsupply kits.
You get a reflector, two bulb clips (per bulb), end cap(s), wire, wirenuts, screws, ballast, electrical plug, misc parts.
You have to order your bulbs seperate. You can get your bulbs from them also but I like www.hellolights.com
Depending on what kit you get you will have to buy the correct pin connection on the bulbs. PC
bulbs can have 3 different pin configurations. The small 15W bulbs have a specialty connector with 2 pins and a male to female plastic connector. The 36W and 55W bulbs have a 4 pin in a row connector looking like this [ .... ] And the 96W bulbs have a 4 pin connector in a square looking like this [ :: ].
I will post photos of all three of these connectors when I get home tonight. The ballast they sell for all of the kits is a 110W ballast unless you get a 15W kit.
There are some other members here that have also purchased from ahsupply.com I hope they can also post here or check out the Retilers forum and see if there are any options in there.