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Go with two of those 13 watt cfl bulbs and use a 10.5" domed reflector. What type of fixture(s) were you gonna use?
Home Depot or Lowes should have them. If you can't find them locally, order them online:For fixture, I was planning on using an Aqueon Economy hood, or those clamp on lights that many people keep using, like the ones that you could purchase for cheap at Walmart. If you don't mind me asking, is a domed reflector some DIY project thing I would have to deal with? I don't know too much about reflectors. Is there any link you could provide me as to where I could purchase a 10.5" dome reflector?
Yeah, you can put them right on top of the glass. The domed clamp lamp reflectors do a decent job of dispersing heat.My question is, is it okay to place those brooder dromes on top of a glass canopy, or is it better to have it them like an inch above? I'm curious because I have no idea how hot those lights get.
They don't increase the temperature of the water at all. The amount of heat produced by the 14 watt cfls I use doesn't really affect anything. Besides, all the heat escapes upward and is dissipated by the aluminum reflectors.Thanks for your reply. Based on your personal experience, like how much do those lights increase the heat of the water?