Is there any reason why a halogen bulb cannot be used in an aquarium situation? Reasons such as the type of light, the algae it may/maynot produce, danger to the fish,coral, whatevers?
It seens to me that a bulb with that kind of strength should be useable in some fashion. Just to see how it looked, I picked up a 300 watt halogen utility light. The grand bill for the whole thing was $24.00, 200 hour bulb life expectancy, replacement bulbs would run 4.00 each. I could have gone with the 500 watt system that was similar, it was cheaper, but I felt the way this one was set up would make it easier to modify into a hood if all this is not just a stupid idea. I had thought that 2 halogen bulbs and then some actinic would achieve the same results as some of the other lighting I had seen for way more money.
Stop me if I should not be considering this