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are these lights the same as aquarium halogens?

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can these lights be used on aquariums, I figure I could make a case for it as a mate does laser cutting, welding and powdercoating. Here is the light http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2x-500W-Halog...sid=p1638.m124

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While the light output would be high, I would never put those over an aquarium. Those are shop halogens, I used them often when I worked construction. They are even better at producing heat than light! And it would cost a fortune to run those. Bear in mind, that's 1000 watts!

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Thanks blue ridge...I will scrap that idea lol
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I knew a guy who run lights like this on his planted tank. He grew plants pretty well for quite a while until the algae happened. Then he grew a ton of algae.


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