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auggusttt
12/19/2009, 09:23 PM
Hello! I'm buying my lighting for my tank of 54 "x24" x24 "I keep sps / lps.
Apparently I decide to:

2 mH x 400 watts.
2x 39 W Korallen-Zucht T5 Fiji Purple Special Red / Blue.
2x39 w ATI True Actinic 03.

Mh bulbs if I hesitate for 20k or 20k Radium xm.
The ballasts would be the IceCap 400watt Halide 220V with R / S (Any Bulb) or that you recommend me .. I need to be 220 v 50 hz if not work in Argentina.

He's up to you the recommendation ..
Thank you.

tkeracer619
12/19/2009, 09:34 PM
With radiums you will want to go with a pulse start ballast to get the most out of them. Radiums are designed to run off 230v I think so you might be able to get a ballast that is actually spec for them. Someone else will have to chime in though as I am not familiar with the 220v icecap ballast running radiums.

I am not sure that bulb ballast combo will work too well.

Are you purchasing in Argentina or having stuff shipped?

auggusttt
12/19/2009, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the reply does not know much about lighting as you turn to your help.
The ballast to operate and do not break in a short period would have to be 220v 50 hz. And the bulb preferably 20k.
I live in Argentina but my father will be shopping in the U.S. and purchased for my products.
Thank you very much and hope to receive more help from you.

auggusttt
12/23/2009, 05:59 PM
uppp !! Help me please