Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fremont, California
yea, no vents, ....a little odd huh? George is your coralife hood without vents too? i wonder how the heat escapes. maybe since aluminum is a good heat conductor that heat escapes very easily ...
also i was thinking perhaps i could remove the acrylic lens cover and that would help everything to cool down a bit...
in the meantime, i've got a shoplight that holds two T12 40 watt bulbs over a 40G long (4feet long) ...i've read before that using shoplights, you won't get exactly 80 watts of light but maybe lower because the ballasts underdrive the bulbs...is that true? What do you guys think? would this be enough lighting for :
Crypt wendtii, vallisneria spiralis, echinidorus tennellus, sagitttaria subulata, anubias, rotala rotundifolia, bacopa caroliniana, ludwigia repens, riccia.
let me know if any of these plants can't take it...
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