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Caton
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PostPosted: 2009.10.14(Wed)22:57    Post subject: shop light? Reply with quote

I have a 29 gallon tank and I have a is shop light that fits the aquarium. It has growlights that you use in greeenhouses I have some java moss that is growing good but I was wondering if this hurts anything.

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Darkblade48
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PostPosted: 2009.10.15(Thu)6:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using a shop light is a perfectly good means of illuminating a tank.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2009.10.15(Thu)13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darkblade48 wrote:
Using a shop light is a perfectly good means of illuminating a tank.

Okay good. I was just wondering if this can hurt my fish in anyway.
Thanks!
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Jacko
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PostPosted: 2009.10.15(Thu)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, just make sure you give them a break at night for sleep, shop lights are a great inexpensive way to light a tank, especially when you don't plan on doing anything more than low maintenance plants
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PostPosted: 2009.10.17(Sat)0:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I always turn off my light. Its in my room and I have to have it DARK for me to sleep, plus I'm a light sleeper so...Dark room, light sleeper...Isn't that a oxy-moron?
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering, would halogen light's work for a planted tank? I mean like flood light's that are 100W.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)15:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton wrote:
Just wondering, would halogen light's work for a planted tank? I mean like flood light's that are 100W.

Halogen lamps are much less efficient than fluorescent bulbs for the same amount of power they consume. In addition, they put out a lot of heat as well.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)15:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, okay.

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