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    ballast question

    How do I know if i have a probe start or magnetic or electronic ballast? I've checked the bottom (bought it used ) and it reads Model AF175WD MH A SERIAL 3541 175 WATT 120 V 3.7 AMPS ENERGY SAVERS UNLIMITED INC. Im needing to change the bulbs to 175 watt XM's 10k and just want to make sure I'm gonna be ok and these are the best bulbs for my ballast. I'm leaving first thing tomorrow morning so any assistance would be greatly appriciated.. thank you.

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    I did a quick search on RC and found a thread which shows someone used this ballast with XM bulbs:

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=586230
    Nick

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    he was also selling it so I'm not so sure now if thats a good or a bad thing ANyone else know what type of ballast this may be ?

    Thanks for the link Nick at least I know I'm not the only one with this ballast out there .

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    Energy Savers=Coralife, so I believe its a probe ballast.
    Check this site out. http://www.aquarium-lighting-guide.c...al-halide-ansi

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    THanks for the link Dave... Very usefull info there. I would havethought it was a probe ballast as welll so I should be fine with the XM bulbs then.

    Cheers !

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