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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question On Desk Lamp and Plastic Cover.

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Would getting a 10 watt (which I think I need for plant growth in 3 gallon) desk lamp burn through the plastic cover that comes with the Marineland 3 gallon Crescent?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 09:10 PM
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Depends on the actual heat of the lamp and how close it is to the cover. I personally would feel more comfortable with a glass cover than a plastic one.

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Ditch the cover unless you need it for troublesome inhabitants. They block light. You will have increased evap, but that isnt usually a big deal.
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I'm not too sure that would be a good idea as I have a betta...
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