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

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  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

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    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 Apparently all my equipment is obsolete.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.

    Thanks!

    V
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    I think I might have at least one laying around.
     
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    roostertech reef noob

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  4. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

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

    ashburn2k Webmaster

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    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

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    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

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    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

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


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  9. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

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

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

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

    Thanks!

    Vince
     
  11. ashburn2k

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    Your best bet is Mark B


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  12. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

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    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

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    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!



    Vince
     
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  14. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

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

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