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Old 10-09-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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DIY canopy question

So, I'm going w/ a 55gal 2x48" 110w actinics, 1 250w 14k MH mounted in the center(1 MH for now atleast, I realize the sides of the tank will be darker). Question: how high should I build the canopy b/c I don't know how far the MH should be mounted from the water surface? If water splashes a MH while the MH is on/hot they shatter right??
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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Mount the MH bulb at least 6 inches above the water line. Mine sits around 10 inches or so.

You don't want water to splash on the bulb. That could be very bad.
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