MH/VHO Retro

Jeremy B.

New member
Hi Nancy,

To run the DE lamps you need some sort of UV protection. That is why the only come available in pendants or in a full hood, that come with the UV rated glass. If you want to go the "HQI" route you need the pendants to mount in your hood, then you could still us a VHO retro kit.

Jeremy
 

Jeremy B.

New member
Hi Nancy,

The standard ballast with the SE bulbs would probably be your best bet if cost is the most important issue. After you get the UV glass on a DE lamp, the differences between them and the SE lamps are not that great, maybe only 15%. Drop me an email and we'll see if we can get something worked out for you. jeremyb@premiumaquatics.com

Thanks,
Jeremy
 

Nancy Swart

Premium Member
Hi Jeremy,

Have emailed you and included photos of my current setup. I forgot to mention there's currently an acrylic shield under the lamps in my hood.

Nancy
 
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