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old technology, new ballast?

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    jay13 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Jan 2010
    adrian michigan
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    Default old technology, new ballast?

    looking for an alternative ballast to an icecap 430 that is smoked. as we all know icecap is out of business and replacement icecap ballasts are few and far between. i run 6' vho actinics with my halides and have no interest in t5 or led systems. just looking for a ballast that can run 2-4 6' vho bulbs. any help would be great. thanks

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    AZDesertRat - Reefkeeper
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    May 2010
    Phoenix AZ


    I think your choices are limited. Coralvue makes what you need for around $150 though, I have one myself.
    Advance and Fulham make VHO ballasts but for either single bulbs or 2x4' bulbs from what I could find.

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    Bella127 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I just took down my ic 430 in favor of LEDs . It has heat sink , harness , set of two t5 end caps . Pm me if interested

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    jolson10450 - Reefkeeper
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    you can get them from coralvue for a reasonable price still. you can also send it into coralvue for repair i think they charge $60 for repairs sometimes $90 if its bad then when you get it back to put a 1 year warrenty on the ballast again so at least if it breaks again in a year the repair is free... just an option.

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