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DIY Metal Halides

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
 
DIY Metal Halides

I was just wondering if anoyone has ever made metal halides before. They are going to go on a 125 gallon tank, along with 200 watts of power compacts that are on there now. Thought it might be a little cheaper to make them from scratch. Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #2
 
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I have found a few sites that show cheap, effective DIY Metal Halide systems:

This is a screw bulb version.

I have read somewhere about taking apart a halogen shop light and fitting a 10000k metal halide bulb and wiring in a ballast, but I cannot find the link. That would come with the reflector and splash guard already mounted, and you can find this at any decent hardware store (the shop light at least). I am going to dig for that article.
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