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Old 01-17-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Reusing IceCap 430 Ballasts

I have two IceCap Model 430 Electronic Ballasts. They are 120 Volt, 60 Hz, 3.4 Amps max. They were driving 4 six foot VHO bulbs in an older tank.

Iím setting up a 95 gallon reef tank. I donít know exactly what type of coral I want to keep, so letís just say Iíd like my lightning to be able to support the widest variety of soft coral as possible at a reasonable cost (although I am kinda partial to anemones).

The new tank is 48Lx18Wx22H. Is it o.k. to reuse those existing Ballasts? If so, what type of bulbs do I need to look into purchasing?

If these ballasts are old technology (and not worth reusing), and there is something definitively much better for my setup Ė what is it?
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IceCap ballasts are state of the art flourescent ballasts. KEEP 'EM.
Someelse will be able to tell you how many, what size lamps you can light with one.
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Thanks!! It's good to know that I'm at least on the right track.
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Use them, they will easily provide enough light for your 90 for softies and lps.
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