$100 DIY 150W HQI Metal Halide with eballast and bulb! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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$100 DIY 150W HQI Metal Halide with eballast and bulb!

I haven't built one of these yet, but it's almost the same as what I did build in this thread: $70 DIY 70W HQI Metal Halide
The only difference is a more efficient and better looking reflector, and more power.

Parts:

$49.99 BallastWise.com 150W eballast HID E-B DXE150HID1

$20.20 Astralux MH 150W DE 8KK Ultra White Bulb

$29.95 Reflector and Sockets from HelloLights.com

Grounded power cord, and a couple wire nuts (you probably already have, if not a couple bucks).

~$100 plus shipping for a complete 150W retro, and the reflector looks awesome. Plus, for $65 more you could get the ADA 8,000k bulb. 67 cents a watt!

-Craig
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