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Old 09-17-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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Metal Halide Distance from Tank

Hello All,

Is it okay to have a MH hood hang above a tank closer than 8 inches? I have mine at 8 inches above my tank currently and would like to move it closer. I'm not having any overheating issues at 8 inches and have to use a heater to keep my water at 79-80 degrees. I'm thinking of moving to 6 six inches.

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Old 09-17-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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One of the other major danger is splashing. MH bulbs get that hot, a splash of cooler water could cause them to shatter. Something to evaluate and decide.
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One of the other major danger is splashing. MH bulbs get that hot, a splash of cooler water could cause them to shatter. Something to evaluate and decide appropriately.
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