View Full Version : 175,400,& 1000 Watt Magnetic Ballasts 4 Sale


James S.
06-11-2008, 12:15 AM
I need to clear out my basement.

8- 175 Watt-$20 each Used
3- 400 Watt- $50 each NIB
6- 1000 Watt - $60 each NIB

Steve
06-11-2008, 12:17 AM
magnetic?

James S.
06-11-2008, 12:18 AM
magnetic?

Did you read the Title of the Thread ??? Come on Steve LOL

Steve
06-11-2008, 12:19 AM
oh man sorry, im tired as hell. haha all i saw was 175 watt ballast for sale.

James S.
06-11-2008, 12:22 AM
FYI, these ballasts are Raw---Core & Coil ballasts with Capacitors. These are for DIY'ers.

Steve
06-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Maybe people will get you to install them James.

James S.
06-11-2008, 9:30 PM
Same ballasts used @ Saltwater City! Shameless Plug??? :)

James S.
06-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Geez. No one needs ballasts huh ?????

Bleedingthought
06-13-2008, 1:04 PM
Great prices! This is what you need, Steve. Grab a 175w and a 400w.

aceheart1976
06-14-2008, 12:51 AM
just curious, these are mainly used for MH's right? i havnt dont much with lights before but looking into possibly retroing some lights

Amici
06-14-2008, 12:56 AM
Yeah they are only MH or maybe HPS. Ive been thinking about picking up some 175s for my 58 I have planned. I just dont know if I can stomach the 80 each for iwasaki 15ks

aceheart1976
06-14-2008, 1:00 AM
LOL, the bulbs cost too much for MH as ive seen. but thats the price you pay i guess. dawgdude, i guess you know why i was asking about these for lol. trying to come up with something for a t5 setup

Bleedingthought
06-14-2008, 1:07 AM
Yeah they are only MH or maybe HPS. Ive been thinking about picking up some 175s for my 58 I have planned. I just dont know if I can stomach the 80 each for iwasaki 15ks
Stomach it and you won't regret it. Great bulb!

James S.
06-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Im thinking about putting the Iwasaki's on my 600. The Par is crazy for such low wattage,kind of hard to pass that up. Im going to try 12- 54 watt T5's at first and see if I can live with that. If not then a setup like Lee is using with the Lumenbrights would be ideal.

Im up for trades also guys. Always looking for something bright to put into my Son's Nano or any softies for my big tank. Also I'm looking for a Nano chiller if anyone has got one collecting dust.

James S.
07-06-2008, 6:02 PM
Still available guys.......:)

Skriz
07-06-2008, 6:57 PM
May have a trade for you on a 1000 watter.

James S.
07-06-2008, 7:50 PM
What ya got?

Littlejohn17
07-06-2008, 8:14 PM
I may be interested. I am getting started, and don't know exactly what you you have. It may be more than what I need to get into right now.

James S.
07-06-2008, 8:21 PM
If you have some DIY skills then these would be for you. If you are looking for plug and play then this is not what you want. For the money these are hard to beat, but you need to do some research and figure out what you want. If you need any help just LMK.

Littlejohn17
07-06-2008, 8:49 PM
I can build cabinets, and have done some wiring, but don't really know about these aquarium lights. I am about to start building a stand and canopy for my 125, and want to build the lights into the canopy, but probably need to get something more complete to start out with. Sound like a great deal, though. From what I've seen in my research.

James S.
07-06-2008, 9:14 PM
Well if you can build cabinets and have done wiring then these would be a piece of cake. Not much to them other then running some wire to the Lamp sockets and installing a cord to where you can plug it in. Not the most attractive setup, but they can be mounted inside your stand and would not be seen.

Littlejohn17
07-06-2008, 10:25 PM
Are you going to the BBQ Sat? I think it would be good for me to talk with some of the more experienced members to determine my needs, and what would be the best options for me. I know you have ballasts, but I don't know what else I would need to complete a system.

James S.
07-06-2008, 10:45 PM
I wont be there, but I am sure there will be plenty of people there that can steer you in the right direction.