View Full Version : Any 400W MH user??

01/01/2007, 12:53 AM
I'm looking a ballast that would fire Radium bulb. Any feedback on which ballast I should get and why?? Thanks :bum:

01/01/2007, 12:54 AM
i use PFO m58

01/01/2007, 01:28 AM
Im running a pfo hqi ballast on my 400 watt radium bulb and it has a look of 14k. I used to run 250 watt radiums on a pulse start ballast and had a bluer look which I liked better. I've never run an electronic ballast, but probably will at some point just to know what Radiums look like on all three ballasts. Maybe we can get someone to chime in who's used all three ballasts.

01/01/2007, 07:47 AM
I have 3X400W SE Radiums on Reef Optix 3s. I am running two of them on E-Ballast and one on a Sunlight supply Galaxy ballast. The appearance of the tank to my eye is a bright white with maybe a hint of blue but definately no purple or dark blueing. Its very bright and clear, compared to the XMs I ran that gave the tank an much bluer and shaded purplish look. I love the color these radiums produce with these ballasts.

01/01/2007, 11:18 AM
Cool... Thanks for the info guys.. Anyone using IC ballast??

01/01/2007, 11:25 AM
PFO HQI here.