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Old 12-31-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
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Placement of VHO lights ??

Looking for some advice on the recommended distance from the top of the tank for placing VHO lights. These will be retrofit lights and while I have a canopy, that is 10" above the tank top. I think that is a bit too high. Thanks
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have my PC's about 5" above... I have seen VHO's closer than that...
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4-6 is what they usually are. Only problem with them being so close is they get in the way!
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Old 12-31-2003, 05:50 PM   #4
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My PC hood sits directly on the rim of the tank. The only real drawback I find to that is the splash guard needs cleaning about every 3-4 weeks...

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I agree with Darin on the 4-6 inches. If you don't have a shield between the bulbs and the water, you'll probably find that you need to remove the bulbs and clean them about once a month. The salt buildup will reduce the light a good bit if it's not wiped off occasionally. A washcloth and some white vinegar will make short work of it.
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