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Old 04-24-2005, 01:56 PM   #11
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i used an ugly shoplight in freshwater and it rusted , over salt water i can only imagine it being even quicker. The other problem is that the shoplight may not be able to light the bulbs, it depends on the shoplight. Purchase one for the tank and try it, if it doesnt work take it back.

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:40 PM   #12
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Rust would pose a major problem for a SW environment. I would get a regular plastic cover with a ballast. It is more expensive, but you don't have to worry about it rusting on you.


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