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    Senior Member slykat's Avatar
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    DIY Metal Halide

    Im thinking of making my own Metal halide. Looking for info, sites,.

    What parts are required- Ballast, reflector, socket bracket, power cord, 18 gauge wire. Did i forget any.

    Found some talk about electronic ballast being better than magnetic??

    Bulbs double ended or not?

    Looking at 150W for a 90g?

    Thx

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    If you go with the double ended bulbs they are a lot more compact so the hood can be somewhat smaller. Ivan may sell the raw components but if not try the hydroponic shops. they sell components for sure. They however can be somewhat pricey.
    Rob

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    The power depends on what you want to keep. I don't know if a 150W DE would be powerfull enough for sps in a 90.

    Don't forget glass, DE bulbs should be UV shielded but I'd suggest adding a UV glass underneath to be safe.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member slykat's Avatar
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    What wattage would u recommend for a 90g. are there any good sites on DIY MH lights.

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    You could find all the components you need right here on AC.
    Or I have fouond also cheap raw components here http://www.reefsolution.com/
    How many Mh do you plan on having 2?

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