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Metal halide lighting discussion

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by neil82, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Write to ReefBrite. Their website and at MACNA, they were invested. Perhaps it is a supply chain issue (tarrifs are affecting this stuff, especially from EU) and they can point you to another supplier.

    Any pulse start ballast of similar wattage will fire a HQI bulb, but that does not mean that you should do it.
     
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  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    @Legonch is a supplier of reefbrite now.
     
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  3. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    @jda123
    I just received two of these, on them they say 250 DE. I’m hoping to use them with my reef brite but mine are single end. Any chance I can splice the cords plug them into my SE reef brites and use a 250 20k radium bulb?
     

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  4. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Those are the exact ballast that you need to run 20k Radium. Those are m80 ballasts. If you every don't want those, sell them to me... I use a lot of them and would love to have backups. :) If they ever quit working, they are repairable so don't throw them away. Basically, they are like gold for MH people.
     
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  5. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I hit the jack pot! So I can splice cables and using them on my SE ReefBrites?
     
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  6. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  7. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Score indeed! Where did you happen upon those @JuanGutz ?
     
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  8. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Co worker had them sitting in his closet and had no use. He also has some ai Vegas I’m trading for coral and a bottle of some whiskey Haha.
     
  9. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I owe him big time now.
     
  10. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    This will be arriving tomorrow. Hopefully it’s what I need to use the aqua medic ballast with the reefbrite fixture and cheaper then buying a new RB cord and cutting it.
     

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  11. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’ll be posting up my Reefbrite 400watt ballast for sale soon if anyone is interested.
     
  12. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    No sell them to me
     
  13. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Scott- NO! I was first. Back off!

    Yes, those are the cords that you can cut - shrink those after you join them... help a bit with corrosion. If you are super handy, you can take the cover off of the cube and wire in a new outlet to match the RB... if they sell the female sides...there is nothing too complex in there. :)
     

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