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Old 03-03-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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best source for a ballast in a Coralife 4 X 65W light


One of my actinic bulbs was not working, so I swapped out a good one for the bad and it still didn't work. I figure the ballast might be bad? If so, where's the best source for replacement parts.

My light has (2) 55W 10,000 daylight bulbs and (2) 65W actinics. 4 straight pin design

The real question: Is it worth constantly replacing parts on these lights or is there a better alternative? I'm a strict FOWLR guy, and I think my fish guy sold me these lights thinking I would eventually upgrade to a full blown reef system. I've been told on previous posts that these lights are not necessary for a FOWLR. It seems the CA don't need all the wattage nor do the fish.


120 g FOWLR, Pro Clear 200 19 gal. sump (bio balls removed), 50# Walt Smith FiJi LR, 150# reefersrock base, 300# DSB, Iwaki MD 20 return, (2) Rio 600s, (2) Hagen 802s, Amiracle Quad II skimmer, (2) Coralife 4 X 65s, 2 Lebo moonlights, (2) 120 mm vent. fans,

(2) Perc. Clowns, (1) Yellow Tang, (1) cleaner shrimp, (2) Henis, pending: Foxace Lo, Flame Angel, blue legs, scarlets, 4 emerald crabs, nassarius snails, 50 mexican turbos, (1) good bankruptcy attorney when this hobby blows out of control!
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