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Old 09-10-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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Where to get 2x65W CF ballast??? Help fast please !

I've been surfing the net for a while now and didn't find anything that said "for two 65W Compact Flourescent".
My ballast in my hood stopped working a day ago and I need light for my poor plants. I have "rented" a light fixture from petsmart, but it's only very low light and...

Please help me to find the ballast !
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Here's what I just ordered for my tank.
http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp...WPROD&ProdID=9

Sorry about your old one. HTH
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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That is exactly what I've ordered and after only 3 hours the lights whent off! When I send it back though I won't have light for a few weeks and all my plants (ca $100 worth) will die 8O !
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Besides that I figured they only have a 30 warranty and if the new, probably cheap ballast they'll put in there stops working after 2 month I'm sitting there again !
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3 hours!!? If that happens to me too it will be "throw-down" time! Well in the meantime you could use a shoplight from Home Depot. They can be pretty cheap.
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Old 09-10-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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Tiffi... This is the Fulham Work Horse 5.. it is highly recomended as far as ballasts go and will fire up your 2 CF 65watt bulbs.. :P HTH
http://www.prolighting.com/wo5elba12loc.html

some of the better retro-fit CF kits use this very ballast.. AHSuppy uses a custom made one by this company if Im not mistaking..(made for the amount of power needed for there kits) and at around $26 the price isnt too bad.. :P
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another option..
If you have a HD nearby they sell electronic florescent ballasts rated.. 2-F32T8 for about $7-8 a piece.. you would need one for each bulb... this would be a little cheaper but not quite as much power as the Fulham WH5.. but you could just drive or get a ride to HD to pick these up..
you would also need another power cord for the second ballast.. about $4..
If you need help rewiring this give us a post or you can PM or Email me.. HTH
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #8
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Thank you very, very much greenmaji! I think I'll go with the Work Horse. That way I have a good ballast that might not die on me in a few hours again !
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the silvania ballasts are good.. they are just not as powerfull.. the work horse is a CF ballast though.. the little silvania's have to be overdrivin to do the job..
exellent choice though.. hope you can get it and wire it up in time :P
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