Hey folks! We're going to be going the MH
route for both our 125 tall (retro) and 100 frag (pendant) and to be frank, I'm clueless. The tank setups on these are a ways off, but there is a group buy in my local club with Ice Cap coming up and I'm trying to figure out if it would benefit me to go ahead and bite the bullet now. Now for the barrage of questions...
Pros & cons of magnetic vs. electronic ballasts? I've read that the mags drive the light harder producing more PAR, but the effect (if any) on bulb longevity seems to be debated.
The Ice Cap ballasts are priced similar to the Blue Waves on www.bulkreefsupply.com
. I can't seem to find where I can compare specs though.
Is there anything else that I should be looking at or aware of? Feel free to dumb it down. I am like I said clueless and now scrambling to do the research that I thought I had months to do. I've only dealt with T5 and PC