Apollo ballasts

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by RetiredMatthebrute, Oct 27, 2012.

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    RetiredMatthebrute

    RetiredMatthebrute Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, i was just wondering if anyone has used the apollo brand ballasts before and how well they work. the site offers a 3 year warranty on thier ballasts which seems really good for the price.

    http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Dimmab...8&qid=1351383069&sr=8-2&keywords=1000w apollo


    theres a link to the kit i was looking at, my current ballast wont fire the HPS bulb so i was thinking of upgrading to a 1000w system and using the 600w MH for my veg cab. reviews arent great on amazon but i find alot of people dont write them unless they have something negative to say.
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    DONNYS

    DONNYS New Member

    have lots of friends that use them and dont know if still offering it but they were giving a free extra bulb for completing survey
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    RetiredMatthebrute

    RetiredMatthebrute Well-Known Member

    nice, have your friends had any issues with the ballast?

    the reason i ask is because i bought a cheap ballast my first time and now it will only fire a MH bulb
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    DONNYS

    DONNYS New Member

    nope they all happy with them
    if your ballast only fires a MH it is because hps ignitor is shot u can replace it real cheap
    reason it works with MH is MH bulbs have ignitor in bulb
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    RetiredMatthebrute

    RetiredMatthebrute Well-Known Member

    i opened the ballast up and everything was covered in some black rubber shit so you cant get at any of the components

    either way i kinda want to get another light so i can grow with HID in both of my cabs, figure a 1k watt for my flower tent and 600w in the veg cab should be a nice setup
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    DONNYS

    DONNYS New Member

    well long as it still runs mh i would go for it
    set up u plan sounds great
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    RetiredMatthebrute

    RetiredMatthebrute Well-Known Member

    right now im using a DIY CFL for my veg ina DIY dresser stealth cab, would eventually like to have a second tent and 2 HID's

    thanks for your input man much appreciated
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    DONNYS

    DONNYS New Member

    glad to try to help
    cfl work great but dont make nice compact buds like hid
    better for stealth grows or added lighting

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