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Old 01-18-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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where to get a cheap mh?

i want to get a mh for my tank and i won't might putting it together but where could i get one that are cheap because i have limited budget on hand. i am just looking for a mh about 175w and i think 1 should be good, and how much do they usually cost like reflector, socket, ballast?
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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coralvue retro fit kits can be bought for under 200.00. they include the bulb , socket, reflector and electronic ballast. i am looking at the 175 for my tank.

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I bought a 250 MH retrofit from DIYreefs.com for $150. Best deal I've found yet.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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thanks they do have some great prices
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:12 PM   #5
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a 250 watt coralvue retro goes for $192. The coralvue ballast does have a 3 year warranty though.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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which site where i could find the coralvue retro, tia
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:10 PM   #7
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Captivereefs is where i just got mine from. Go to the sponser page on top of this page. Great service
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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I bought mine used from a local reefer.
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Found this awhile back though I didn't look into it. Maybe it'll help:
www.mojosreef.com/HalideLighting.html
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:39 AM   #10
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thank you so much i will check in to that site too
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