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Old 12/31/2007, 02:12 PM   #1
GUILLO1
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Ebay metal halides bulbs?

Has anyone bought metal halides from flea bay and are they any good.
They are hell of cheap there, like 19 bucks with shipping for a 175 14,000. Let me know if I should go head and order from there or not. Here is a link to one of them

h**p://cgi.ebay.com/250-W-Watt-14000K-Metal-Halide-Aquarium-Bulb-Lamp-Reef_W0QQitemZ350009512890QQihZ022QQcategoryZ46314QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Old 12/31/2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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a buddy of mine tried them before. His corals did not respond very well. He had a mixed reef, mostly sps dominated...he used them for about a week then gave them away on another forum..I would stick to what you know works..you may pay a little more, but atleast you know your investment is worth it


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Old 12/31/2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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Ok, I thought it was to good to be true......

So what is the best place to get some MH bulbs? I need 3 175w that go on a retro fit kit that I got from Marine Depot.


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Old 12/31/2007, 06:13 PM   #4
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reefgeek, Premium Aquatics, Marine depot


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Old 12/31/2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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hellolights.com also has good prices. I like the color and intensity of the ebay lamps I recently received. The down side is that one of them quit after only 2 weeks and I got no response from the seller. I've tried two types now w/o luck.

Your other option is the reefoptics lamps sold on ebay. The seller is a good guy (so I've heard here on RC) and the lamps are good. The down side is that they'll set you back $40 each instead of $10.


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Old 12/31/2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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i bought my xm250w 10k from ebay, guy had the best price.
just have to watch the prices , some of those sells are freakin nuts with there prices.


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