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Old 09-26-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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lighting help please

im new to the hole metal halide lighting thing, i just got this light out of a 30 gal tank hood to use on my 28 gal tank..the ballast says use with followilg lamp specs..lamp voltage=130v and lamp current 1.5a and lamp type metal halide 175w there is no writing on the bulb.. what do i have ? is this ok for my tank? what else should i know about metal halide lights? here are some pics thanks for your time
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You have an electronic ballast and single ended (SE) metal halide bulb setup. It will work fine. That looks very blue so it's probably a 20k bulb. Just keep in mind they produce alot of heat so monitor your tank temp.
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