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Old 03-08-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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please post your sources MH

i am looking to upgrade my PC with some kind of MH retro kit.

if i have a 40 gallon breeder tank. Could i get away with a single 250watt MH and my 220watts pc on this tank? what about just a single 250 watt MH?
and last where are the deals at for retro kits


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Old 03-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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You could easily use a single 250 mh, just have to use a higher kelvin like a 14 k bulb. I used Captive Reefs with great results and he will give you a discount for being an aa member.
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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so if i bought a 250 watt halide retro kit for 192.00 what would be my discount?


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you'd save 11.52.

the AA discount is 6%
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Old 03-08-2005, 04:39 PM   #6
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I bought my MH used
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how bout a full set up for about 80 bucks? W/O bulb of course!

http://store.yahoo.com/elights/methalbal250.html

Get this and then get:

http://www.hellolights.com/methalparref.html

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:10 PM   #8
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how bout a full set up for about 80 bucks? W/O bulb of course!

http://store.yahoo.com/elights/methalbal250.html

Get this and then get:

http://www.hellolights.com/methalparref.html

Just kno how to wire!
have you used this? i have a electrician here at work that can assemble this....does it work?

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also does it except regualr screw on module halide bulbs?



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Old 03-09-2005, 06:41 PM   #10
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I bought the 250W MH retro kit for about $145 w/o bulb from hello lights. The advantage to this kit was the electronic ballast. If you go with the magnetic ballast be very careful where you put it and how you manage the heat it produces. These things get incredibly hot compared to the electronic ballasts, not to mention use a lot less electricity. Remember, if you are going to sink money into something make sure it is worthwhile other wise it becomes more expensive in the long run when you end up buying the second or third iteration. Which would probably be the unit that you did not buy in the beginning becasue of price. If cost is the main issue though, these ballasts work great and you can actually get them form HelloLights.com as well. Good luck, MH rule!
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