- Incandescent lights
by "Kevin Jones" <spikes37/hotmail.com> (Wed, 21 Jul 1999)
by "Kevin Jones" <spikes37/hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999
Roger Miller Wrote:
>Incandescent lights in general produce too
>much heat to run over an aquarium. They're also inefficient and don't
>last long. It's possible to use incandescents but most of us would use
>something else - usually fluorescent light.
Granted those are all really good reasons NOT to use incandescents I have
tried and am trying it. The tank in question is a 65 gallon plexiglass hex
tank. I'm using a 150 watt Osram Sylvania "Spot grow" bulb. The tank has
been running for about a year now, and I've only gone through one bulb that
burnt out about 2 months ago. It has no reflector on it because the bulb
has a built in reflector.
I know the limitations of incandescents, and only keep crypts, java ferns
and moss, water sprite, and a water lily that is flowering at this moment.
I thought I'd let everyone know of my success with incandescent.
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