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Old 09-24-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question on PC strip...

I have a 55gallon with a center brace (so it is actually 2x24" fixtures usually) but I just bought a 48" coralife pc strip 4x65w... My question is this... should I worry about the center brace melting or warping? is 260w enough heat to hurt the plastic? I would think it wasn't that hot because it would warp the ends too... It does have a fan on each side. Any ideas? If I am in danger of it warping/melting what should I use to surround the center brace to keep it clear from damage...
BTW I ordered the feet to keep it off the tank itself but was hoping to use it directly on the tank til they arrive next week.
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danger of it warping/melting what should I use to surround the center brace to keep it clear from damage...
You will be fine. It will be best to lift it about 2-3" off the water. Water temp migt be an issue if you don't. Once you get the feet, you will be set.

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