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Re: Lighting Options for an Open Top Tank
- To: Aquatic Plants <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Lighting Options for an Open Top Tank
- From: Alex Holeczy <alex at wmi_com>
- Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:01:12 -0400 (EDT)
> Just curious, but if you're serious about an open top tank, why aren't
> you considering MH pendants? That's what I have, and wouldn't use anything
> Bob Ashcraft
The reason I had not considered MN pendants is the look. I build the
aquarium stand and the present light enclosure to match the stand. MH
pendants would not match as well as a hood.
But I am reconsidering this idea, I have been reading about MH's and it
seems that a pendant may be a better way to go. From me understanding,
the MH bulbs work better in a vertical position than a horizontal
position and I would not need fans to cool the bulbs.
Has anyone matched a newer Icecap 175 MH ballast with a pendant fixture?
I read in the Krib archives that this arrangement was not very reliable,
but it was an older e-mail message. Any more recent experiences would be
Alex Holeczy (alex at wmi_com)