T5 54 Watt Ballasts - Where to get?

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  1. highlander

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    Hi guys.

    Im trying to source out 54W T5 ballast for a new tank. The pet shops usually go for more than R200 for a dual t5 ballast, but im sure one can get it cheaper elsewhere...

    I went to lighting & builders warehouse and they have ballasts but I'm not 100% sure if they are correct as they guy said it was for wattages between 50 to 80.

    Is there anything I should know b4 buying those?
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    You going battle finding them below 200 bucks. Maybe try get 2nd hand
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Highlander - try and get some advice from a lighting speciality shop on the balasts. They should be able to tell you which make/model you need to get for 54 watt high output globes....
     
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    just spoke to osram... no stock of the electronic ballasts in SA at the moment... there might be still a few at retail outlets but they dont have stock....
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    try Brights hardware. I got ballasts for my t8's there on saturday. They had ballasts of every wattage and they were really cheap!
     
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