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Old 05-24-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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ballast location

where does everyone keep thier ballsts? MH and VHO. i would rather not keep mine on the floor next to the tank when they get setup. i will be using two coralvue 250w MH and a PFO 110w VHO. i dont know how hot theses particular ballasts get.

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Its best to mount this on the stand some place where the ballast is in a cool and dry location. Having it on the floor is risky should you have alot of water spillage.

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My Coralife PC ballast has tabs meant for mounting it vertical... mine's on the opposite side of my sump and in a nice, safe, dry place.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:16 AM   #4
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I have a huge "ghetto" hamilton ballast for my 2X400w and it can't go anywhere other than the floor. Luckily for me its hamilton so of course it broke down last week and a new one they claim to be smaller is arriving today. Since its GI-normous and totally ghetto I have it up on blocks next to my tank (seriously its supported by 4 bricks) If not it would be too hot on the carpet. Hopefully the new one can get moved under the stand today though <fingers crossed>
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