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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #35


Thanks for all the feedback on my cheap D.I.Y lighting.  A few responses are in order.  First, I don't use a cover between the lights and water.  If you set the fixture right on a cover glass a few vent holes might be a good idea.

Also,  I've tested all the screw in cf fixtures, Sylvania, GE, Phillips, Etc.  The only one suffering from moisture burn out (except for those I dropped in) were the lights of america bulbs with all the little holes around the base.  In almost a
year, none of the others have burned out.




Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 22:11:01 -0500
From: Hyrb <Hyrb at Carolina_net>
Subject: Re: lighting for the rest of us... D-I-Y


I just finished building a new light strip/hood for my 25 gal high.  The project with
pics is up on a new page.    Total cost for 40 watts of cf with bulbs was under $25 US.
Simple and easy for dexterity challenged people like me.

Comments welcome.