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From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 09:25:00 -0400
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From: AAronson at aol_com
>I am thinking of switching from my 3 20W fluorescents to a home brew halide
>lamp. For a 37g tank is one 175w 5500 bulb enough? If so, how would I get
>the light to evenly disperse across the surface of the bottom of the tank, or
>should it not matter?
175 Watts should be plenty.
MH kits usually come with a 2'x2' reflector that can be retrofitted
into an existing canopy. But it could be simpler for you to use a
I believe there is a lot of material on DIY lighting archived at
Caltech. Why don't you take a look?