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hi all, i'm thinking of upgradeing my lighting from pc's to halides and i'm curious to know how many of you would say to go magnetic or electronic ballasts . thanks
 

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If you can, I suggest Electronic ballasts. Use less power. However the inital cost is a bit higher.

Also If you are planning to use 400w you may have issues finding an electonic balast. I purchase from wholesalers for my company and they are currently not carrying any electronic 400w balasts
 

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if i just went with halides alone say 250 watt 10k's do you think i need any actinic lighting . my tank is a 150 gal. 4' x 2' x 30" tall .
is anyone running this type of setup . thanks
 

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Wit 10K's you will almost definatly want actinic's. If it were my tank and I wanted to avoid actinic supplements. I would look into 2 250w (double ended) HQI XM's.
 
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