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Old 10/06/2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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Question Help with HQI lighting!

First of all, I know absolutely nothing about electricity. I had an old 175 watt magnetic ballast DIY-wired to a mogul socket and a 10K Ushio bulb. I put it on my 34 gallon a couple weeks ago and it worked until today. It didn't work some other times until I jiggled the wires a bit. Now it doesn't seem to work at all. Should I assume that the ballast is shot? I really need to get it working again. Do I need a new ballast? Should I spend the extra money on an electronic ballast? What other parts do I need to order to get it up and running?


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Old 10/06/2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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I would just buy a complete new MH light system. If you don't know what your doing when it comes to electrical things, you are asking for trouble. Electricity is not to be fooled with.

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