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Old 07-24-2009, 01:40 AM   #31
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Ok, but wont the intensity of the lights burn through the plastic? And if not.. then wont i have a big black shadow in the middle of the tank where the bar is?
That's the beauty of T-5's, they don't put out that much heat. I have heard of MH lights being hung to low and melting that stress bar. By no means remove that bar. Your tank could fail and you would end up with water all over your floors.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:32 AM   #32
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That's the beauty of T-5's, they don't put out that much heat. I have heard of MH lights being hung to low and melting that stress bar. By no means remove that bar. Your tank could fail and you would end up with water all over your floors.
I totally agree. Our 6 bulb fixture runs much cooler than the power compacts we used to have on the 20 gallon.

Linksyz: Our 50 gallon also has a bar in the middle. Take a look at our pics and you'll notice that there is no shadow from the bar from our lights.
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