Mh Bulbs Under R300??

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey found these on E-bay, just wanted to find out what you guys think. It'll cost me R437 for 2 x 250w M 20000K compared to the R3200 for the aquamedic equivalent.

    I have bought from the supplier before but i bought some SE bulbs which looks like from another manufacturer. My LPS and softies did ok under them but can remember how my sps faired any advise.

    website for manufacturer : www.marinecolor.com
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    Sounds good! How much does customs wack you and what postage do you use? I have bought cd's on ebay before and the stuff just never arrived. How do you pay for them?
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Use payfine with e bay my stiff came in 10days from the date i purchased it. The only issue i have found is that you must make sure the supplier ships worldwide which a lot of them do not. I have never been charged any customs duty for purchases on e-bay.

    I'm more worried about quality you get what you pay for Mek what tubes do you use, this is going to be a SPS tank. the reeftek tubes are R800 each and i'm not so sure about the quality of those either so i would probably rather buy these but aquamedic or giesseman must be the best, can these bulbs compare??
     
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    Just phone the lamp house budds. They are in linbro business park. Cant beat there prices. Baught 2 x 14k 150w mh 1 x 20k 150w mh today for R1035-00. :razz:

    So no need to wait 10 days they have all the lamps in stock. :lol: And no need to worry if its gonna be sent, they can also ship at customers expense. :biggrin:
     
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    Hey Trad, im using 'no name brand' 14K MH's on my tank which I got from Reef Inmates. I must say these bulbs are awsome, and when it is time to replace, I will use the same stuff. :)
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    cool i ordered the no names from e-bay will let everyone know how they go after a month or so of running them in etc.
     
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    How are these bubs working out for you ?
    Did you buy them off ebay and how much did shipping cost?
     
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    these are actually quite crappy it says so on their site lol the 10000k only gives of 50 lumens per watt...thats like cfl output! dont bother IMHO.

    THE VENTURE ones are not bad and reasonably priced too!like R300 for a 150w mh including shipping etc
     
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