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  1. #1
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    70w DIY MH*need ballast*

    Hi all new here I am running a 5.5g nano tank right now just got LR and using a couple CFL 23w 6500k bulbs for the moment.

    my plan is to build a 70w MH for it.
    now the issue is I need a 70w MH electronic ballast. Ballastwise ships to canada but you have to order pick up with the courier and duties, which is more hassle then I want.
    wondering if anyone knows of canadian suppliers or companies willing to ship to canada.
    or people selling ballasts already.

    thanks for any help on this

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    Would this help? It's just in toronto. shipping is cheap and no duties... I don't know if it's good or not.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/MH-ballast-70W-Qu...efaultDomain_2
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    yah I had seen that one, but if I am not mistaken in my research the 70w retrofit uses electronic ballasts rather then those big old clunky magnetics.

    but I still keep researching

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    I have one for sale.
    40$ takes it. ( mine is digital .. so no coil and cap. )
    pm me for details.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I had found this a while back.
    http://www.hellolights.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=1324
    send me a PM if when you order... might grab one @ the same time!

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    Hellolights currently at this time do not ship to canada, I had emailed them week ago checking but they won't do it

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    I have a friend that has a shipping location in the states..
    If your serious... we could have them ship it to this location..
    And he could bring it into canada for us.
    let me know

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    thanks for the offers but I was able to get one from Liv and its working amazingly well, corals growing fast, highly recommend the 70w MH for anyone wanting to setup a smaller tank

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