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lighting q

making a small nano and have a quick question regarding lights.

am looking at putting in a small power compact light, ie new energy saver type bulb 6400k 10w.

there will be approx 100mm clearance between the top of the tank and the raised cover so there will be plenty of air flow.

the raised cover will be 200 x 200mm and a depth of 100mm.

with this much air circulation is there any need for ventilation holes?

do PCs create enough heat to change the water temp?

if so by how much?

your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

thanx

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I would say it's enough,How small is the nano?

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nano

g`day duck,

approx 6.75 litres

150 x 150 x 300mm
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It'll be good. 6400K bulbs will give you a slight yellowish tinge, but I haven't found higher color temperature bulbs in the energy saver kinds.
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Hi bushie,
I have a brother that lives in Australia near Cydney.
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it's Sydney BTW...

The clearance should be fine. Not a lot of heat generated with these...not like halogens or Metals.
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bro ?

g`day rlong,

how amazing is that?

turns out I know him.

not really....

Sydney is on the other side of the continent.

like 5000km away.

you should get down and visit ya bro some day.

beautiful country we got down here.

any more info regarding tank would be appreciated guys and girls.

thanx all

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