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Old 07/20/2020, 11:11 PM   #7
oreo57
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Originally Posted by DIRK GRIFFIN View Post
3 x 250w or 2 x 400w 14k or 20k halides!!!
Could still afford a very nice air conditioner and pay for the electricity for a long time
and go gamble for a while
4 x 250W MH:

4 reflectors $150/each
4 250W Mogul base 250W 17500 bulbs $80 each.
4 icecap ballasts $140 each

$1480..
Replace bulbs every 12 to 18 months $320.

Predicted 5 yr lifespan..( or more for the Coral care)
3 full bulb replacements after initial set....
$960..
+$1480

$2440..


12 AI Primes at an est "output equivalent" to 4 250MH's..
12 x 209 = $2508
12 x 60w = 720W

16 would "fit" a bit better (symmetry) $3344

for $1264 you could do 16 "black boxes".. and pay for the heaters..



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