Re: Subject: Halogen Torchier Lamp For Plants?

In a message dated 96-05-08 16:05:54 EDT, you write:

>I was talking to a person on the net and they told me that they use a
>halogen torchier lamp with adjustable brightness to light their tank.  They
>dismantled the lamp they bought, and then hung like a pendant light.  I
>thought it may be a very good idea.  Is it?  Is halogen a effective light
>for plants?  It would be very bright!  A possible cheap substitute for metal

Forget it.  I use them to dimmly light a couple of large nonplanted tanks and
boy od I have some interesting algea growth.  And notice I said dimmly.
 Using them as a bright light source would only make things worse.  Stick
with MHs of flourescents.

Pete Datcuk