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Old 05-24-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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Grow Lights

Well, after a trip around Menards the other day, I noticed 60W Grow Lights for Greenhouses that are flood lights. I was wondering if there was a way I could use these for my Paludarium. Anyone have any experience with these? Also, do they just take a standard fixture?
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Old 06-04-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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I've used them, to try to keep a yucca alive in my basement apartment. They pointed right at my desk, and I couldn't turn them on when I was working because the whole room would get so **** hot. Probably wouldn't be the best way to go.
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Old 06-04-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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Never seen a 60W type but my lfs hang 1 (spotlight type) from the the ceiling's fan hook above a square 200 gal SW tank. Pretty cool as the light is ~2.5 ft from water yet the tank is very bright. 8)
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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I use one of these in my fuge. Not sure of the wattage but it is a flood light and I use a cheap clamp on light fixture as well. Everything is growing great.
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*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
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Old 06-05-2004, 12:38 AM   #5
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How much heat is given off? I know I said Paludarium in my first post, but meant fuge. I was having Paludarium issues and had it on the brain. Poor frogs would be extra chrispy with that kind of heat.
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I am actually using a 75 watt grow bulb and the cheap clamp on lighting fixture. Probably $10 or so at HD. It is clamped on the 25 gal rubbermaid container that has about 15-18 gal of water that is my fuge. No heat problems what so ever. My sump and fuge are in a room behind the main tank though.

Works great.
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see this thread for a pic of the fixture and my set up. I have changed a few things but I am using the same equipment.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=24967
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i have a frind that has used a 40w 4000k mh that he got from lowes. he uses it on his fuge and the macro algea is going crazy. the best part is that it was only $40!!

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i have a frind that has used a 40w 4000k mh that he got from lowes. he uses it on his fuge and the macro algea is going crazy. the best part is that it was only $40!!

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I only worry about the heat from that type of fixture.
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yeah, he said they are hot!
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