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.