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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-23-2003, 06:20 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a shield between the JBJ bulbs and the water? I hope to run my aquarium open top and I need the fixture protected from water damage.

David
It has an acrylic shield to protect the bulbs.You can see it here on the instruction page.

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I still wish I would have known about that setup when I bought my lights!

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Maybe its my tank..probably is..

But I havent had that great of Luck with PCs...I have 3 96w over my 75g tank...Granted I havent gotten my CO2 injection system up and running, but my plants just look horrible...Im thinkin about putting a couple of 175w MH on the tank....
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New Mariner: there's nothing wrong with your tank. Plants need nutrients to grow and with all that light they are starving, for CO2, nitrates phosphates, potassium and micros. Light is to plants as excercise is to us. They're exercising but they're not getting anything to build on. Changing your light source won't make anything better.
The best thing you could do for your plants is CO2,and start fertilising.

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