I have a 29 that a coralife 130W PC
strip over it. The tank is running topless. I was a little concerned though when I read the following on www.hello-lights.com
Q. I heard that you should remove the glass lid and glass cover from my lighting in order to get more light to my tanks, is this true?
A. Absolutely NOT! NEVER run ANY electrical component such as lighting directly over exposed water!!! Metal Halide bulbs, especially HQI, need to be run completely enclosed and protected from the elements, such as water splash and humidity. Running HQI without the glass will expose your tank, and you for that matter, to dangerous UV
light rays. Direct UV
exposure can kill your corals and plants.
Is this more of an issue for MH
lighting or am I doing something wrong here?