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Old 09-12-2010, 7:26 PM   #1
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Ballast experts: Need recommendation to "match" existing MH ballasts

My present lighting setup uses EVC ballasts (which I am happy with). My new tank will need one more ballast (3 vs 2), and since EVCs are apparently no longer available, I need to give it my best shot trying to match the output (and therefore color) with what I have. I'd rather not sell two/buy three.

FWIW, present setup is 2x250w DE PFO pendants with Ushio 20KK bulbs.
I've already found another PFO pendant, so the ballast is the only missing ingredient.

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Old 09-12-2010, 7:30 PM   #2
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i cant remember if i offered it to you before....but i have a ARO 250w ballast you could have.......that is once Rob unhooks it from his light.....not sure how similar ARO would be to the PFO....maybe Dave(GT) will chime in soon

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Old 09-12-2010, 7:35 PM   #3
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Heck, that sounds awesome... is that the one on his frag tank? If so, then I can give Rob back HIS IceCap that I've borrowed, and he'll still be set up.

I feel like I have to trade something for it, though! Whaddaya need?

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I'm now running ARO ballasts and frankly, like the output better than what the PFO ballast I did have was giving. JKMO. That doesn't help Barry find a comparable ballast though. Sorry.
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Just to clarify, I'm using PFO lamps but EVC ballasts, so that still may work out.

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yeah its the one on his frag tank....as far as i know...ok yeah im not familiar with EVC ballast....misread there......and no trade necessary.....i actually need to start getting rid of stuff......since im breaking down my tank and moving it in like 2 weeks......UGH!!!!...lol

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yeah its the one on his frag tank....as far as i know...ok yeah im not familiar with EVC ballast....misread there......and no trade necessary.....i actually need to start getting rid of stuff......since im breaking down my tank and moving it in like 2 weeks......UGH!!!!...lol
Wait your moving?? Where to dude?

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moving to smyrna for a few months by the end of this month till my fiance and i get married.....then moving again down to St. john USVI in june....so ill be breaking down my tank completely sometime in late march/early april....gonna have to somehow see it i can get "someone" to ship me a tank down to ST john.....lol

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Sorry, I should have mentioned that!
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