I'm tired of freeloading off all you generous people so I'll take a turn & pitch in. I was digging around & found an extra can of sun that hadn't expired yet & thought what the hey I might as well share the love. I had an extra 10 seconds today & threw this together with a bunch of parts I had in storage:
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This is a 70W Metal Halide complete growlight setup up for random giveaway. Includes Nais electronic ballast & is shown with a 10000K DE bulb which is more towards a bluish color. I will include a new 65000K bulb & should find one in storage by the end of the week for the lucky winner.
Well maybe not 10 seconds... It did take some time & effort to put this together from many different parts. The base is from a shop-light, can is coated with aluminum on the inside, all connections are done with wire nuts & elec tape, & everything had to be wired from scratch. The can has been sanded & ground down so it is not sharp & I put on some hooks so it can be hung from something or sat on a metal/glass shelf. The pictures do not do justice for how bright this light is as the camera auto-darkened to compensate. These lights get hot so please use some sort of cooling fan with this setup. I've used these lights for both plants & corals with excellent results. They can be fitted into a terrarium hood or nanocube style aquarium. This is not a trade & will be drawn at random by next weekend. Shipping will be $9 weight is 2lbs.
-Must be a contributing/active member (does not mean you have done giveaways)
-Must actually need the light (would be great for indoor growers, people with fluorescents, nepenthes & other plants, ppl with growshelves/terrariums, anyone who needs more/better light)
-Must post a pic of it over your plants for our viewing pleasure
-This is a giveaway for anyone
Good luck to all. I can answer questions if you have any & I really hope you enjoy