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Old 04-20-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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how high should my metal halides be off the water

I was thinking 12 inches. People with them tell me your expirences with them....
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:41 AM   #2
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i dont have any expirence with em but i think 12" is enough because if they get wet thell burst
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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They have splash guards
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I'm talking heat wise
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oh in that case id say bewteen 6-12" you may see your temp heat up and more evap because of the heat they throw off
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i think bewteen 6-12 is good fiddle a bit your self so you can find what works well with your tank
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It depends on the wattage of the light and depth of your tank. If your tank is over 20 inches deep and the lights are 175 watts or lower then approx. 8-10 inches is fine. If the wattage is higher or the depth is shallower then you'll want to back them off a few more inches to prevent your tank from over heating.
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250 watt 12 inches off the water
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