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    250 mh bulb on a 400 ballast yeh or nay

    Will it work just thought i would ask so let say i got 250 watt bulb mh and used it on my 400 watt mh ballast would it be okay??I know you can't use a 400 watt bulb on a 250 watt ballast but don't know the other way around?? i get yes and no's just thought i would ask on here

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    Re: 250 mh bulb on a 400 ballast yeh or nay

    No! DO NOT DO IT! It's dangerous and can be a fire danger as well as a exploding glass danger. Never use another bulb in a socket run by a ballast designed for a certain size or type.

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    Re: 250 mh bulb on a 400 ballast yeh or nay

    okay thanks any one Else has any one on here do this??Well I guess I'll just use a florescent light for a mother and here kids. Will 2 40 watt cool whites be okay for like 1 or 2 mothers and here clones i would like to do that because I'll be using a 1000 watt hps for flowering and use my 400 watt mh if the heat not a problem for flowering OR should i just get a 175mh?? how about cfls for my mother?? One room will be for flowering 9'x9'x8' and i'm thinking of you using my garage for the mother and clones
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    Re: 250 mh bulb on a 400 ballast yeh or nay

    I'd use the 400w MH for the clones and mothers and flower with the HPS. 2 40 watt CFLs probably isn't enough for 2 mothers and clones..
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