Tips handling/installing my new metal halides
I have just received my metal halide unit today but just before I starting messing around with them and since they are not cheap could I just have a few advices before I get them up and running.
This is a hang on the ceiling type with 2 steel wires running vertically up. How do you guys secure the 2 wires on top of the ceiling? I am worry that they wonâ€™t hold and if they happen to snap off or the ceiling give way that would be a disaster. Imagine the whole unit drop straight down into the tank breaking the 6 foot tank with 132g of saltwater plus 2X150w electric current I might as well tear the whole house down.
Also how do you guys handle metal halide bulbs? Are they same as those halogen light bulbs where you shouldnâ€™t be touching or come in contact with the fingers directly? Do you need to wear special kind of gloves when changing/handling them?
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks guys.