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Old 08-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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Par38 screw in bulbs

I noticed that a couple of threads people have used the par 38 screw in bulbs over pico reefs with great success I would love to do this. But while sitting in my livingroom I looked over at some track light g I have with three screw in bulbs and thought that that would be perfect to run over my 20L. My question would this application work? Would I need 2 or three bulbs I was thinking two 1 foot apart centered and run some stunner strips or PC/t5 bulbs to make light even across the tank and give areas Os high to low light allowing all types of coral.
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I use a PAR38 over my pico and one over my refugium in my 125g. While you have to have it placed a decent distance above the water, I think from the ceiling is asking too much of it. lol

How big is your tank?
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I use a PAR38 over my pico and one over my refugium in my 125g. While you have to have it placed a decent distance above the water, I think from the ceiling is asking too much of it. lol

How big is your tank?
It would be for a 20 Long I was not thinking about leaving the strip on the ceiling but suspending it 10-12" above the tank
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Juts be sure it can hold the weight then, each bulb i have is over a lb so three would be 3 lbs in addition tot he light/

let us know if you go ahead with this project, it'd be interesting to see if it works out.
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Well just talked with the realtor and we will be selling our house soon so I don't get to build the tank for atleast a few months but good news is when I do get to build it I will not be having to move it Right away.
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