Originally Posted by pph_2ppr
Money is a major factor so please try to be very convincing
Well let's see... everyone that's responded so far has said MH
on a 10g is a bad idea. How convincing do you need people to be?
Yes... you could buy a chiller to put on a 10g, and that would get rid of heat issues. Chillers are not cheap though. And yes... you could hang your MH
really high to avoid heat issues, but then that just negates the whole reason for having MH
because you've reduced the amount of light going into your tank.
CFs will add heat to your tank, but not much. If you left the top open, you could manage the heat issues with a fan blowing across the top of the tank.
If you're determined to get MH
, at least do some internet searches on that brand you've listed. Odyssea MH
lights don't get rave reviews from a safety standpoint. Also don't forget Devilishturtles comment... a 10g is 20" wide - at least the ones I've seen are.