LF: metal halide setup

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by zeroinverse, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    I am thinking of doing a MH setup over my 36" cube tank.

    I am debating going to MH over my 36" cube tank. Looking for either a vertical bulb configuration or a LumenMax (large) reflector.

    Thinking 250/400W bulb.
    I would also need a ballast.

    I want better light distribution than my current LED setup.

    Prefer mogul bass instead of double-ended.

    Still TBD if I want make the transition since I would need to build canopy and such.
  2. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I have a 36" Current USA 36 inch Outer Orbit 2x150W 10K HQI-MH w/ 4x39W T5 HO that I would be willing to sell if you are interested...I had it on my 65G reef before switching to Kessils

    Here is a link to someone on Reef Central who was selling one to give you an idea what I have
  3. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Thanks, but I am looking for something a bit more "simple and symmetrical".

    Only want a single 250 or 400w bulb over my setup.
  4. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I understand just wanted to offer ...
  5. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Totally appreciate it.
  6. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Or if someone has a good cheap digital ballast for 250/400W, I would need to just buy a reflector and socket.
  7. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    I have a extra lumenmax elite mogul reflector and lumentek 250/400 watt ballast if you are interested.
  8. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Thanks, but I actually have two LumenMax Elite reflectors I bought off someone a while back, but have two 175W ballasts.

    They are a bit "narrow" and will bleed light out the sides for the configuration I am envisioning.

    Sort of looking for a reflector that will optimally direct as much light straight down as possible over a 26-32" area.
  9. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    I would look into the Reef Brite mh/led fixtures.
  10. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Those look pretty interesting!
    Maybe I will need to swap out my Hydra 52HD for these.
  11. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I always forget about those reefbrite combo bulbs!
    I'd like to see what they look like over a tank
    I think I have a pfo 400w ballast you can have
  12. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Thanks @xcaret for the hookup with the MH reflector. The Lumenarc III will be just perfect for size for my 36" cube.

    Great to finally meet you also!

    Seen you posting over the last few years and always wanted to get something from you just to meet a great guy.
  13. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    If you're still looking for a ballast, I have a 250w IceCap electronic halide ballast kicking around. Will trade for a frag, craft beer, or even just nothing at all really.
  14. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Thanks Gimmito for the used bulbs. Trying out which colors I like. I need to build some LED actinics to test if I go with "yellow bulbs". Would prefer not to do VHO or T5HO actinics.
    gimmito likes this.

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