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Old 10-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hey just wondering if this set up would work I was thinking of getting 4 clamp on lamps w 4 x 26w ( equivalent to 100 watts) Just wondering if this could work instead of getting a huge lighting fixture for the lighting i want... Check it out....

Brooder Lamp with Clamp Garden Tools - GregRobert

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Amazon.com: GE 15517 26 Watt (100 Watt equivalent) Energy Smart Spiral T3 Light Bulb, 3-Pack: Home Improvement

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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oh also is there a clip on cooling fan i think i saw something on drfosters site but i can't remember...
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If you want to use this as the main lighting for your 55, sure it will work. But......depending on the Kelvin temp of the bulb, the tank will look like crap. I use the same style bulb in my sump, but I have the 6500K version and it is on the yellow side. You will get virtually no penetration with such a low power bulb so I would think any photosynthetic corals are probably out of the question.
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Agree... depends on what you're trying to do. Really no different than hanging a table lamp over your tank.
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hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm...... I been trying to find a 150 watt Flourescent Bulb which they sell here at Menards... I saw the Bulb and it was Super White Bright I almost when blind when I saw it but I will try it and see how it would go but I will try one for now just to see how the lighting will be just to see if it will work... If not them I will get what I was going to get in the first place.... I guess there is nothing wrong with experiementing before actually getting the real thing....lol
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If you want to use this as the main lighting for your 55, sure it will work. But......depending on the Kelvin temp of the bulb, the tank will look like crap. I use the same style bulb in my sump, but I have the 6500K version and it is on the yellow side. You will get virtually no penetration with such a low power bulb so I would think any photosynthetic corals are probably out of the question.
You mean the Bulb was yellow?
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.... I guess there is nothing wrong with experiementing before actually getting the real thing....lol
Nothing wrong with it, but I think you could end up letting some nuisance algae get a real good foothold in your tank if the wavelength of the light isn't right.
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You mean the Bulb was yellow?
No, the bulb is white, but with a 6500K temp, it looks sort of more yellow to eye than say a 14000k metal halide.
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