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I've got a 55g build i'm doing right now and I've come across a set of 2, 250w CoralVue dimmable MH lights for $200. this guy lives right up the road from me (45mins) and i'd like to buy from someone i can see the items first. can you guys give me some feedback on this set-up? i'll be looking to have a wide array of corals, but not for 6-8 months from now, but i want to get to work on my hodd and I can't until i have my lighting sorted...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1612564

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· Marine Addict: 75g Habit
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The link isn't working.
i've re-pasted the link, i'm afraid that the web address changes when there is a new post...so here's the items for sale...

2 - CoralVue 250w dimmable ballasts (PPU-CV-DIM-250B)
http://reeffx.com/coelhabadi25.html

2 - CoralVue reflectors (low profile spider reflectors)
http://reeffx.com/coralvue-low-profile-spider-reflector.html

2 - used up bulbs (lol)

he wants $200 but i think i might be able to negotiate it a bit...i more interested in whether this set-up is overkill for my current 55g build...and if there's some things i should consider before talking about the price with him...

TIA for the opinions!!
 

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I think that will likley be overkill on a 55 and you will probably need some serious fans for passive cooling or a chiller to get the job done...especially with a canopy :)

How old are the ballasts and such? You could go with a much more efficient reflector in future to really get the use out of the bulbs. If I were to offer to buy that light, i would offer about $150 max.
 
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