Anyone have a working 175 W Metal Halide Ballast? (they don't want anymore)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Vincerama2, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Ugh, things keep breaking. My ballast died on my MH fixture while I was on a 3 week vacation. Only two anemones were under it (and will be moved over, since there are three lights in the canopy).

    I was using icecap electronic ballasts, but see they are now discontinued. Apparently all my equipment is obsolete.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any 175W ballasts sitting around unloved, that I could borrow/buy from them?

    If not, I actually have an LED fixture that was in place, then replaced with the MH, and I will swap back in if nobody has a ballast.


  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think I might have at least one laying around.
  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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  4. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I have a 150W MH Current you can have. PC bulbs are shot but may be a decent back up
  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    i have one as well, you can keep it as it was given by another member as well. and I'm based in berkeley/san pablo if that helps with location wise.
  6. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Yes. I can't remember if I have couple ARO 175 but for sure a magnetic dual 175
    I should have at least one.
  7. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    i have a Hamilton duel 175watt hood with T12 actinics complete plug & play you can have for free.
    bulbs included.
  8. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I have an old 250w MH icecap ballast you can have. I'm in Pleasanton.

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  9. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I have 2 complete MH lights with ballasts/bulbs/sockets that are good but I don't need
  10. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Cool, is anyone near San Mateo? I can come over whenever you're free!


  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Your best bet is Mark B

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  12. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    And here I am! Yes I am in RWC and am home now. If you want it text me at (650) 619-8447
    I don't know the wattage, but have 2 complete sets.
  13. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    THanks Mark for the 250 ballast and bulbs! I am going to install them tonight, I stocked up on 175 bulbs, so I'll likely see if I can pick one up still.

    Thanks for giving me a tank tour, I especially loved the HUGE pleco and goldfish! I can't believe that goldfish was a 25 cent feeder at one point!

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  14. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    @coral4me, we probably have metal halides collecting dust somewhere...

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